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Man arrested for assault, arson in SWAT standoff in Boulevard

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A Boulevard man was arrested Monday after lighting his trailer on fire during a standoff.

It happened just after midnight near the 38000 block of Tierra Real Road in Boulevard.

Deputies say 34-year-old Brian Ellis hit a female relative in the face with a baseball bat and cut a male relative in the hand with a sword.

When deputies arrived on scene, Ellis was seen pacing back and forth and rambling incoherently.

At some point, Ellis started making threats and set a trailer on fire with several dogs inside.

Immediately after, SWAT officers spotted Ellis running from the fire and took him into custody.

Ellis was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and arson.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire. The trailer was a total loss. Several other outbuildings on the property were also damaged by the fire.

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