Arrest Made After Maywood SWAT Standoff Connected to Malibu Manhunt

After allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman, the man ran from police Monday morning with a handcuff fastened to one of his wrists

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    SWAT officers and throngs of law enforcement descended on a Maywood neighborhood Tuesday afternoon as a man barricaded himself inside a home, forcing the lockdown of a school and church. That man was later arrested and connected to a manhunt in Malibu the day before.

    A suspected kidnapper who sparked a manhunt in Malibu was arrested in Maywood Tuesday evening following a standoff that forced the lockdown of a nearby school and church, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed that Jaci Armando Baragan was taken into custody. He was inside a residence in the 4400 block of East 60th Street when he was arrested, said Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.

    St. Rose of Lima school and church were locked down during the hours-long standoff, which started about 2:20 p.m. and ended about 5:30 p.m. It was not immediately known if anyone was inside the locked-down buildings during the standoff.

    Malibu Manhunt After Kidnapping Report

    [LA] Search Ends Near PCH in Malibu After Report of Kidnapping, Sex Assault
    Deputies searched near Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road Monday morning after a woman reported she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Huntington Park by a man who then forced her into a vehicle and drove to Malibu.

    Baragan was named on Monday as the prime suspect involved in a sexual assault and kidnapping in Huntington Park. He then allegedly forced the woman into a Nissan Sentra that was reported stolen in the Huntington Park area and drove to Malibu.

    The man and woman were in the car, parked on the shoulder of PCH, Monday morning. When a deputy attempted to handcuff the man, he ran north toward Corral Canyon Road.

    "He immediately bolted, knocking the deputy down," Steve Whitmore, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman, said on Monday.

    Whitmore warned Malibu residents to be on the lookout for a barefoot man wearing a black tank-top and jeans, and "a rather unique ornament on his right wrist -- a handcuff."

    A small city in southeast LA County, Maywood is about 43 miles away from Malibu.

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