Suspect arrested after allegedly swinging guns at victims and barricading himself at home | News from the Inland Empire

A suspect was arrested after allegedly swinging a gun at victims and barricading himself in a Highland residence, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

At around 5:00 p.m. on November 18, MPs at the 7400 block on McKinley Street responded about a person who was later identified as Michael Briones and who had attempted to break into an apartment.

Investigations found that Briones had parked his vehicle in front of a random residence that was armed with two semi-automatic pistols. Briones walked into a RV park and allegedly waved a gun at a resident. Briones fled the place but left a gun and about 11 ounces of methamphetamine, the sheriff’s department said.

Briones tried to hide in a nearby apartment building but was found when residents called 911. Briones was considered armed as several witnesses and video surveillance indicated that he was armed with a pistol. Briones barricaded himself in the residence’s garage and a stalemate ensued.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) responded and took control of the crime scene. Several attempts were made to get Briones to leave the residence peacefully, but were unsuccessful.

After more than three hours of attempted negotiations, the SED was able to force Briones out of the apartment and he was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department said.

In the garage was a loaded semi-automatic pistol with a high capacity magazine. Briones was admitted to the Central Detention Center on several serious criminal charges.

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