Maserati dealership standoff: Suspect arrested after apparent barricade situation in Santa Monica

ByAlex Cheney and ABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Friday, September 20, 2019
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An apparent standoff in Santa Monica ended Friday morning with a K-9 taking down the suspect near a Maserati dealership, where he was allegedly barricaded for several hours.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- An apparent standoff in Santa Monica ended Friday morning with a K-9 taking down the suspect near a Maserati dealership, where he was allegedly barricaded for several hours.

Police say the armed suspect barricaded himself inside a vehicle at the dealership in the 1800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The standoff began around 2 a.m., though it is unclear what led up to the incident.

AIR7 HD was overhead as SWAT team members chased the suspect down a nearby alley, where the K-9 cornered the suspect. The man, whose identity has not been released, was quickly taken into custody.

The area of Santa Monica Boulevard and 18th Street remained blocked off as Santa Monica police worked to clear the scene.