Woman found dead in Palmdale after barricaded suspect arrested

A woman was found dead in a Palmdale home early Saturday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who barricaded himself inside.

Deputies responded to a call to the residence in the 4300 block of Desert Aire Avenue shortly after 6 a.m. and encountered a suspect they believed to be armed who refused an order to leave the house, it said. authorities.

They requested help from the Special Sheriff’s Enforcement Office, a unit that trains in barricade and hostage situations and carries out high-risk warrants, and nearby homes were evacuated.

The unit announced on social media shortly after 11:30 a.m. that the operation was complete and the suspect was in custody. The evacuation order has been lifted.

Inside the house, deputies found the body of a woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information, including the cause of death or the identity of the suspect or victim, was available, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff.

Los Angeles Times

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