Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office took a man into custody after a standoff in Lamont Thursday morning.
The full release can be seen below:
On January 27, 2022, at 8:17 a.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of an adult male subject armed with a crowbar threatening a delivery driver in the 10900 block of Main Street in Lamont. When deputies arrived, they discovered the subject barricaded inside of a seatrain. Out of an abundance of caution, Lamont Elementary School was placed on lockdown.
Numerous call-outs were made to the suspect in both English and Spanish, but he refused to exit. Deputies negotiated with the suspect for over two hours before making entry and attempting to take the subject into custody. The suspect resisted arrest and a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used to effect the arrest. At 10:32 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody.
Anyone with additional information may contact KCSO at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.