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Police Swarm Montecito Neighborhood

December 12, 2014 by Ben Hyatt

A little after noon today police in full tactical gear descended on the Montecito neighborhood of Montecito Oaks, partically blocking off Santo Tomas Lane.  A half dozen cars were on scene along with a dozen or more police.  A man had barricaded himself into the guest cottage after police responded to what the Sheriff's office says appears to be a domestic situation between a couple.  Police were ready for anything - bulletproof vests, helments, assault rifles and shields.  The K9 unit was brought in as was a firetruck and ambulance.

After a couple hours on scene the incident ended suddenly and quietly as Santa Barbara County Sheriff's department negotiated a peaceful surrender.  Police on scene said little of the incident. 

Police make arrest

Photos of Incident

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