A Temecula man today who barricaded himself inside a residence held officers at bay in a short-lived standoff, it was reported.
Christopher Lyons was taken into custody after refusing to comply with officers’ commands as they attempted to serve a felony warrant at 10:10 a.m. today in the 39000 block of Creative Dr. in Temecula.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, a witness provided a physical description of the suspect and told Temecula police officers that he was known to carry a handgun.
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“The warrant was confirmed and a perimeter was set around the residence. During the investigation, a female occupant of the residence walked out of the front door and was detained in the front yard,” said Sgt. Andy Woods in the report.
“This alerted the occupants of the residence of the police presence and the suspect ran out a rear sliding door in an attempt to flee. When the suspect spotted perimeter officers, he ran back into the residence and barricaded himself inside. The remaining occupants were called out of the residence. A short standoff followed with the suspect refusing to comply with commands to exit,” Woods said.
Lyons emerged from the front door a short time later and was taken into custody without incident, officials said.
Lyons was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for the felony warrant.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Woods at the Temecula Police Department 951-696-3000.