Several people in custody following police standoff in San Antonio
Suspects holed up in home on Barryhill Street may have been involved in home invasion
As many as 10 people are in the custody of San Antonio police after a standoff with SWAT officers that lasted about five hours Monday morning.
SAPD spokeswoman Sandra Gutierrez said six men and one woman eventually walked out and surrendered peacefully. Another two or three people were taken into custody under unknown circumstances.
Most of them had spent about five hours inside a home in the 7500 block of Barryhill Street Monday morning, refusing to come out.
“We have confirmed that they’re in there,” Gutierrez said, early on. “We have made contact with them. They’re not cooperating.”
Gutierrez said officers originally approached the home after receiving a tip from a caller about people unloading some items from a “suspicious vehicle” at the home.
They suspected that it could be connected to a home invasion that had been reported around 5 a.m. Monday at a home about six blocks from the standoff site, at Clear Water Street and Timberhill Drive.
“They demanded money. They demanded drugs. They demanded jewelry,” Gutierrez said. “What they did do was they had a white truck. They backed it up. They loaded it up with electronics.”
She said the group involved in the home invasion reportedly was armed with guns.
Officers following up on the tip then went to the home on Barryhill where they attempted to contact the people inside.
Once they failed to cooperate, officers, fearing that they might be armed, called in a SWAT team.
Although the standoff ended peacefully, Gutierrez said officers did spot several weapons inside the home during an initial visual inspection.
As of 11 a.m., detectives were waiting for a search warrant to enter the home and search it more thoroughly, she said.
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