A SWAT team remained into the evening at the central Modesto home of a man holed up inside threatening violence, authorities said.
Modesto police were called to the home in the 1400 block of Pearl Street early Monday afternoon on a report of a domestic issue. Neighbors said they intervened after the couple’s fight spilled out onto the street. Police were called, but the woman was no longer at the residence and they left.
Shortly thereafter police and firefighters were called to the same house, where a man inside the residence was threatening to kill himself or possibly burn the house down, said police spokeswoman Heather Graves.
A SWAT team showed up in the late afternoon and at 9 p.m. was still on scene. More than a dozen police units, including four K-9 teams, fire engines, a ladder truck and several ambulances were called to the incident through the afternoon.
We will have more on this story as information becomes available.