7-Hour Standoff in Campbell Leads to Multiple Arrests for Child Endangerment


A Campbell man barricaded himself inside his home and held his wife against her will in a seven-hour standoff with police Tuesday, the Campbell Police Department said. 

The incident ended peacefully with four people in custody and several children turned over to Child Protective Services, police said.

Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of West Rincon Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. on a report of a person having a mental health crisis. Police arrived with first responders and other emergency crews, but as they got to the scene, the man took his wife inside the home and held her in a bedroom against her will, police said. 

Outside the home, officers found two people in a vehicle along with several children. The people refused to exit the car and were eventually arrested for child endangerment and resisting arrest. The children were safely removed and turned over to Child Protective Services, police said. 

Officers said they tried to talk with the barricaded man, but he told them he wanted to hurt himself and he was not going to release his wife. Police negotiators arrived along with SWAT, and after more than seven hours of negotiating, the man and his wife peacefully surrendered, police said.

After the surrender, officers searched the home and found another man hiding in the attic. He was on parole for burglary and had a warrant out for violating his parole. He also had two more felony warrants, one for burglary and one for child abuse and second degree robbery, police said. 

All the adults at the scene were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, the Campbell police said. 

Police have not released the names of any of the people in custody.

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