Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Man in Custody After Armed Standoff With SWAT in Canyon Country

A 47-year-old man armed with a handgun who held of SWAT in a barricade Sunday overnight for hours was taken into custody and the Canyon Country neighborhood deemed safe.

Marc Spitzer was arrested at 6:47 a.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was booked at 8 a.m. into the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley station jail. He was held in lieu of $150,0000 bail, according to the sheriff's Inmate Information Center.

At around 1 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita station received a family disturbance call in the 15200 block of Poppy Meadow Street.

Family members told police Spitzer brought out a handgun amid the disturbance, causing his wife and another family member to run from the home and call 911.

Initially, Spitzer did not respond to SWAT commands.

By 6:40 a.m., he was taken into custody and the neighborhood was safe, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

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