A man suspected of elder abuse refused to leave a home in unincorporated Orange for nearly nine hours Sunday until the Orange County Sheriff's Department sent a K-9 inside to get him, authorities said.
The standoff started about 1 p.m. in the 8000 block of Magnolia Avenue, sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Braun said.
A news videographer at the scene said the sheriff's department could be heard announcing that a warrant was being served for the arrest of the man in his 60s for suspicion of elder abuse.
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The man refused to leave the house and the sheriff's SWAT team was called to the scene, Braun said.
Just before 10 p.m., the sheriff's department sent a K-9 into the home and the suspect was taken into custody, she said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of a dog bite before booking.
The elder abuse victim was described as a man, but Braun did not know the relationship between suspect and victim.