A two-hour standoff between an armed man and police ended early this morning after police sent in their K9 unit.
According to eyewitness Paul Anderegg, a photojournalist with Channel 10News, the incident began at 1:00 a.m this morning when a man armed with a golf club entered the 7-Eleven store on South Coast Highway and demanded cigarettes. The clerk fled the building and called police, leaving the inside the store, refusing to come out even after police arrived on scene.
During the two-hour ordeal, the man allegedly yelled profanities while holding the golf club, and police told 10News that the man also had a meth pipe in his hand.
Police eventually rushed the store door, shooting the suspect with a 40mm non-lethal round, Anderegg reported.
Anderegg uploaded this video to the 10News Facebook page which shows police sending in the K9 unit to help convince the armed man to comply with their orders and stand down:
STANDOFF BEHIND A GLASS DOOR.
A man with a golf club has a face-to-face standoff with officers that lasted several hours at a 7-Eleven in Oceanside. Only the 10News Breaking News Tracker recorded how the police dog finally put a stop to it.
Police said the suspect was transported to Scripps Encinitas for treatment of his wounds.
I say way to go, puppy – that’s one way to take a bite outta crime!