At around 11:00 am Wednesday, the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of an assault in downtown Antioch which led police into a pursuit to a suspect who barricaded himself into an apartment on Aster Drive in the City of Antioch.
According to preliminary information, the male suspect pistol whipped his girlfriend and beat her before fleeing the scene. He then barricaded himself into the apparent threatening he would shoot the police or would die “suicide by cop”. He was believed the suspect had a firearm or other weapons.
Police set up a perimeter and requested SWAT assistance after nearly 6-hours of trying to negotiate a peaceful surrender, however, the suspect refused. The police rescue vehicle (MRAP) was also utilized.
By 5:20 pm, SWAT entered the unit by using multiple flash bangs, non-lethal rounds and smoke/gas. The suspect ultimately surrendered.
No other injuries were reported.
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