SWAT standoff ends in Palm Desert, suspect located

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Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies, including a SWAT team, responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon early Saturday morning.

Law enforcement arrived at the Desert Oasis Apartments on Country Club Drive in Palm Desert shortly after 8:00 a.m.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a victim was walking with his son when the suspect approached him, pistol-whipped him and then threatened him.

The suspect then hid inside an apartment and refused to come out.

After a standoff that lasted several hours, law enforcement was finally able to capture the suspect.

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He will be medically cleared before being arrested for criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

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