After an hour-long barricade in Oxnard, people surrendered

After an hour-long barricade in Oxnard, people surrendered

A man surrendered to police shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday after barricading himself in his Oxnard home for nearly four hours.

The Oxnard Police Department was called to a residence in the 1000 block of Astoria Place around noon on a report of domestic violence where a firearm was believed to be present, Cpl. Paul Knapp says.

The incident drew a heavy police presence, put a nearby elementary school campus on lockdown and closed the road for several hours. Parts of Astoria Place remained closed until 4:30 p.m. as officers continued their investigation, Knapp said.

Oxnard police began receiving calls about someone at the residence around 12:17 p.m. The site is generally located southwest of Ventura and Gonzales roads in the Cabrillo neighborhood.

Knapp said at least two family members were inside the home at the time of the incident. Officers went to the residence once last year on a domestic violence call, the corporal said.

The department’s SWAT team, two armored Bearcat vehicles, two K-9 officers, crisis negotiation teams and a drone unit were part of the response. The crisis team was eventually able to convince the man to come out of the residence. No force was used or weapons deployed during the incident, Knapp said.

No injuries were reported to officers or residents, the police corporal said. The man was arrested but it was not immediately clear what charges he faces.

Damaged primary school

Oxnard School District spokeswoman Ginger Shea said the incident prompted a lockdown at Emily Richen School, a pre-K through fifth-grade campus, at the request of Oxnard police.

Wednesday is an early-release day, he said, when students usually leave just after 2 p.m. Police request a lockdown before dismissal. When a lockdown is in effect, students stay in classrooms and teachers close the doors, he said.

Parents were asked to pick them up instead of students who normally walk home, Shea said, which police also requested.

Some students who stayed on campus as part of the after-school program participated in regular programming, but the activities were conducted indoors, Shea said. He praised the police department’s communication with schools and the district as a “great partnership” that ensured student safety.

This story may be updated.

This article originally appeared in the Ventura County Star: After an hour-long barricade in Oxnard, people surrendered

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