12-Hour Stand-off Ends in Fire, Suspect Injured

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A man refused to leave his El Dorado County home for 12 hours.

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A 12-hour stand-off in El Dorado County finally ended late Thursday night after a man set fire to his bedroom, and walked out.

It started around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when El Dorado County Sherrif’s deputies tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home along Cold Springs Road. A man inside the home was wanted for felony domestic violence charges.

When the man came outside, he had a knife and threatened to kill himself, then went back inside.

Deputies closed the roadway, and made announcements asking the man to come outside. Over the next 12 hours, they made many attempts to contact the man, even throwing a phone into the home so they could try to communicate with him.

After several hours, SWAT officers used gas munitions to try and get the man to come outside. He did not.

Around 11 p.m., deputies located the man hiding in a bedroom closet, then noticed a small fire burning in that room.

Firefighters were called to the scene, as the fire spread. The man walked outside, and was immediately flown to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

The man’s identity is not being released at this time.

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