RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (CBSLA) – Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a barricade situation in Rancho Santa Margarita Sunday night.
Authorities said the situation started with a call at 1:45 p.m. regarding an assault with a knife, in which one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.READ MORE: 'They Can Come Back': Fans Keep The Faith Dodgers Can Dig Out Of 3-1 Hole
The suspect then entered a nearby apartment occupied by a man, woman and a young child, though at the time, officers were unsure if anyone else was in the apartment.
Police said they attempted to make contact with the suspect for several hours, eventually breaking a window and throwing a cellphone inside. They were then able to speak to the people in the apartment.READ MORE: Pasadena Natural Gas Line Ruptured, Evacuations Underway
The suspect is in custody for outstanding warrants and assault with a deadly weapon.
It remains unclear whether the victim of the assault and the suspect knew each other or what lead up to the situation.MORE NEWS: One Person Dead, Firefighter Injured In Harvard Heights House Fire
Just before 8 p.m., officials tweeted, “The incident has been peacefully resolved and Sheriff’s personnel will be clearing the area shortly. There are no injuries to staff or the public.”
The incident has been peacefully resolved and Sheriff’s personnel will be clearing the area shortly. There are no injuries to staff or the public.
— OCSD – Rancho SM (@OCSDRanchoSM) October 11, 2021