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SWAT team trying to talk man out of rural home west of Temecula after family disturbance

By in Press Enterprise on January 5, 2018

By Gail Wesson

A stretch of Sandia Creek Drive in a rural, hilly area west of Temecula was closed to traffic Thursday night, Jan. 4, during a SWAT standoff with a man who remained inside a residence after what was described as a “family disturbance,” a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said shortly after 10 p.m.

No injuries were reported and there was no danger to family members, who got out of the home in the 47400 block of Sandia Creek, spokesman Armando Munoz said by phone.

Deputies spoke with the family members after arriving and attempted to contact the man, but he “refused to come out,” Munoz said.

As a precaution, the department’s SWAT team was called out. There was contact with the suspect, but he failed to come out. “Attempts are being made for him to come out peacefully,” Munoz said.

There is little traffic on the winding roads in the area late at night. Oak woodlands are interspersed with orchards and groves west of Temecula headed toward the De Luz area.

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