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Citrus Heights SWAT surround home; man inside possibly armed

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Citrus Heights police surrounded a home during a 12-hour stand-off with a possibly armed man, Thursday.

[See updated story: Man’s 15-hour standoff with Citrus Heights police ends in arrest]

With SWAT gear on and rifles drawn, police have been outside a Citrus Heights home Thursday in a 12-hour ongoing stand-off with a man they say is uncooperative and possibly armed.

Police said officers responded to the 6300 block of Trenton Way, near Auburn Boulevard, around 6:40 a.m. for a reported domestic violence incident involving a man and a woman. Responding officers were able to “safely remove” the woman involved, but were unable to get the man to exit the home when he refused to leave, a police news release said.

“Based on the nature of the crime and the report of a firearm,” police said a SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Team were deployed, arriving on scene with the Department’s Mine Resistant Armor Protected vehicle.

As of 6:30 p.m., the stand-off was still ongoing, with police saying officers are attempting to negotiate with the man in order to resolve the incident “in a safe and peaceful manner.”

According to the Sacramento Bee, a family member said the holed-up man suffers from a bi-polar disorder and has a live-in caretaker who called police.

[See updated story: Man’s 15-hour standoff with Citrus Heights police ends in arrest]

The home is located on the same block as Arlington Heights Elementary School, but the school district said police had determined a lock-down was not necessary, according to a statement on the San Juan Unified School District’s Twitter account.

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