BREAKING: SWAT Team In Armed Standoff With Barricaded 10-Year-Old Boy

Sandy Malone

San Diego police are engaged in a standoff with an armed 10-year-old boy who fired shots at officers.

San Diego, CA – Police officers and the SWAT team are engaged in an armed standoff with a 10-year-old boy on Thursday at a home in southeast San Diego.

Police said the incident began at about 9:10 a.m. on March 5 when the boy grabbed a hammer and a knife and barricaded himself inside a shed behind his family’s home on Boston Avenue near 40th Street, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Then the child fired off several rounds from a shotgun at police officers.

The SWAT team and crisis negotiators have responded to the scene and police evacuated the residents of one nearby home, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

“We have a juvenile who barricaded himself in a shed,” San Diego Police Officer Billy Hernandez told KSWB. “He has a knife and a shotgun.”

Officers have blocked roads around the home and as they continued to call for the boy to come out of the shed, KSWB reported.

It wasn’t known how the 10 year old got his stash of weapons, and what more he might have.

Update: Police announced that the suspect was taken into custody without injury at about 11:30 a.m. local time.

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Comments (35)
Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Good Grief! Maybe they should call in the National Guard!

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dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Hopefully this can end peacefully … but a bullet fired by a 10-year old will kill you just as dead as if fired by an adult.

kosher
kosher

A shotgun is a "cache" of weapons?

flybynight
flybynight

13/37 ?

sturnman22
sturnman22

Tear gas? Water hose from FD? Anything less than lethal - bribe with Big Macs? Parents coaxing? SWAT looks silly there. Danny Reagan negotiates?

cbanderson
cbanderson

10 years old? Anyone who doesn’t believe that our youth are significantly under-parented and under-disciplined is damn naive. Glad no one was hurt .... it would be nice to see this kid get an ass-whupping and a talking to (his parents too) but somehow I don’t see that happening .... it’ll more likely be “poor little Johnny ....”.

Baldgsxr
Baldgsxr

It’s sand kids aren’t the same as previous generations. It’s not the kids it’s the parenting that’s changed.

M.Shankles
M.Shankles

This can easily be dealt with all you need is a wood shed and a razor strap

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

a 10 year old with a shotgun can kill you just as easily as a 25 year old. Good job on the cops for showing restraint by not returning fire when they were shot at. Glad everything was resolved with no injuries.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Just wait him out. Pretty soon he will have to go potty and need some cereal for strength !!!!!

cops-kid
cops-kid

Somebody didn’t lock their shit up


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