SWAT Team Surrounds Santa Clara Home in Search for Burglary Suspect - NBC Bay Area

SWAT Team Surrounds Santa Clara Home in Search for Burglary Suspect



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    Police cordoned off a Santa Clara neighborhood to search for a home burglary suspect spotted Monday morning, according to Santa Clara police.

    A burglary suspect was arrested Monday afternoon after hiding in a Santa Clara home and eliciting a SWAT team response, a police spokesman said.


    Officers responded to Eisenhower Drive, off of Lafayette Street, at 8:55 a.m. Monday after receiving a report of a burglary in that area, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said.

    They arrived and spotted a suspect, and began chasing him through yards in the neighborhood, Clarke said.

    Eventually, police focused their efforts on one home where the suspect was believed to be hiding, and streets in the area of Eisenhower and Burke drives were shut down.

    A SWAT team was called in, and adjacent homes were evacuated. The man was taken into custody at about 2:15 p.m., Clarke said.

    "We were able to locate the person in the residence," he said.

    Police are still trying identify him, Clarke said.

    Residents who had been evacuated were allowed back in, and officers lifted a shelter-in-place order for other neighbors, Clarke said.

    No one was injured and no shots were fired, Clarke said.

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