CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A 45-year-old South Bay man was in custody Thursday for allegedly throwing a knife at an officer in a violent manner during an hours-long SWAT standoff that began over a domestic violence incident, police said.
Reuben Aguirre locked himself in his bedroom after he beat his girlfriend and father in the 200 block of East Oneida Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to Chula Vista police.
The victims -- who were not seriously injured in the fracas -- fled the house along with the suspect's toddler son, CVPD Lt. Fritz Reber said. Aguirre, who was believed to be armed with several kitchen knives, refused to surrender, according to Reber.
After several hours of trying in vain to coax the suspect out, police called in special weapons and tactics personnel to take up positions around the home, Reber said.
About 6 p.m., Aguirre began making suicide threats, then allegedly threw a knife out a window toward SWAT personnel approaching to put a telephone into the room so police could speak with him. Officers then fired a tear-gas canister into the home, forcing the suspect to flee outdoors.
While being taking into custody, Aguirre allegedly grew combative, shouting and spitting at police, Reber said. He was taken to county jail to be booked on suspicion of domestic violence, elder abuse, child endangerment and assault on peace officers.
The family fight, during which the suspect allegedly broke things and hurled furnishings around inside the house, grew out of a confrontation between him and his father over the younger man's purported chronic drug abuse, the lieutenant said.
The suspect and the involved officers suffered no injuries during the standoff and arrest, Reber said.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.