Sheriff’s office: Standoff in Carmichael ends after 5 hours

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CARMICHAEL, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office reports an hourslong standoff ended overnight in Carmichael.

The incident started Monday around 1 p.m. when the sheriff’s office says a woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her. The man, later identified as 37-year-old Alejandro Garcia, had left the house before deputies got there.

Deputies say they were called back to the house just after 9 p.m. when Garcia reportedly returned with a gun. By the time deputies got to the area, the sheriff’s office says Garcia had left.

A short time later, the sheriff’s office helicopter spotted his car and a high-speed pursuit started. According to the sheriff’s office, Garcia led deputies on a long chase, reaching speeds of up to 90 mph on surface streets.

Around 9:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office says Garcia hit a center median near Grant Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard and deputies surrounded the car.

The sheriff’s office says Garcia sat in his car for about five hours until negotiators talked him out peacefully around 1:30 a.m Tuesday.

Multiple firearms were found inside the vehicle once deputies got inside.

Garcia, who is from North Highlands, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail and faces eight felony charges. His bail has been set at $150,000.

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