April 26, 2022 – 6:04 a.m.
The standoff ended early Tuesday morning after two people inside the residence walked out of the house with their hands up, were detained, and driven away in separate cars.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police said an armed individual is holding someone against their will inside a South Sacramento residence.
It all started around 10 am. when police said the suspect may have fired a shot, but no injuries were reported.
After that, both 58th street and Esmeralda way were shut down from 27th Avenue to Fruitridge Road as officers used drones, robots, and other technology to investigate the scene.
At one point, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office brought out an armored vehicle with a battering ram, telling neighbors in the area to evacuate for their safety.
One woman who told FOX40 she’s related to the person taken hostage was pleading to the suspect to let her relative go free.
“Just please let our cousin out and just give yourself up please,” Desairee Anaya said.
Nearby West Campus High School, Mark Twain and Peter Burnett elementary schools were placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution, according to the Sacramento City Unified School District.
Some parents showed up before the students were let out to make sure their children were safe.
“We received the district phone call or the blast voicemails saying that there was police activity and that they were on a hard lockdown,” said Kyle Brue, whose daughter goes to West Campus High School
Police said there are no injuries and that officers have established a perimeter in the area.
At one point, negotiators brought the suspect an extra cell phone and some cigarettes, but late into Monday night, the streets were still blocked off and police asked people to use different routes to get home. Family and authorities hoping for a peaceful resolution.
“We just want what’s best for him, Anaya said. “And just please pray for a safe return to his family because he has a lot of family that loves him, and we just need them out.”