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SWAT in standoff with stabbing suspect in San Marcos

KFMB San Diego logo KFMB San Diego 12/22/2020 CBS News 8 Team
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Deputies responded to the 200 block of Knoll Road in San Marcos Tuesday to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Police said a man was stabbed around 2 a.m. Tuesday and was taken to the hospital in stable but serious condition.

Deputies said they identified the possible suspect in the stabbing and when they tried to make contact with him he ran. The man led deputies on a chase that ended when the man ran into the Windsor Manor Apartment Homes.

Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT) responded to the scene and said some people who live near the apartment had to be evacuated.

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The suspect reportedly barricaded himself inside one of the apartment units and remained there as of 8:00 a.m.

Authorities shut down the 200 block of Knoll Road and asked motorists to avoid the area.

The incident is an ongoing investigation.

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