UPDATE: Police Arrest Wanted Suspect After Standoff

Victor De La Cruz was arrested after speaking with hostage negotiators and surrendering.

Victor De La Cruz
Victor De La Cruz
Update at 9: 31 a.m.—

A self-employed auto painter with outstanding warrants surrendered to authorities after he barricaded himself in a home on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic violence-related assault in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue around 3:20 p.m., according to police.

The suspect, later identified as 53-year-old Victor De La Cruz, was at a home and when officers tried to contact him, he barricaded himself and two other residents inside, police said.

The Police Department's Tactical Operations Team responded to the scene because officers learned De La Cruz might have been armed, according to police. Residents in the area were advised to shelter in place during the standoff, police said. Police do not know the suspect's relationship to the two other residents in the home, who were safely evacuated by officers.

De La Cruz voluntarily exited the home after speaking with a hostage negotiator and was taken into custody without incident, police said. No injuries were reported, according to police. He was booked into jail on suspicion of felony domestic violence and two outstanding felony warrants, including one for carjacking. 

Original story—

San Leandro police say they have successfully arrested a suspect wanted for violent felony crimes after a standoff this afternoon in the area of Washington Avenue and Castro Street.
Police sent out an alert shortly before 4:30 p.m. asking members of the public to avoid the area where officers were attempting to make the arrest, and advising residents in the area to shelter in place.
Police have not returned calls seeking information on the suspect.
No one was injured in the arrest, according to police.

—By Bay City News


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