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    Standoff Prompts Evacuations in Fairfield Neighborhood

    Jodi Hernandez has the latest on a standoff involving the Secret Service in Fairfield.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    Multiple people are in custody of the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service following an eight-hour standoff in Fairfield.

    Fairfield police received a call at 7 a.m. Wednesday from the federal agencies requesting assistance for a barricaded person in a home they were doing an operation on. The home is located at 3312 Shenandoah Ct., in the Woodcreek neighborhood and near Oliver Road.

    Authorities were looking for a homicide fugitive suspect they thought was inside the home.

    When officers arrived on scene they determined there was a suspect in the house. The Fairfield Police Department's SWAT team, along with a crisis negotiator, also responded. The neighborhood was evacuated during the response and investigation.

    Police said officers attempted to get the suspects to come out of the home. When the occupants of the home refused to come out, the SWAT team then fired tear gas into the home, forcing the occupants to surrender.

    Four of the six occupants were taken into custody on warrants and two were taken into custody on probable cause for arrest, U.S. Marshals spokesman Mike McCloud said. The fugitive was not located, McCloud said.

    A spokeswoman for the Secret Service did not release any information about the search because she said the agency does not release information about pending investigations.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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