Canyon Country

SWAT Standoff After Robbery, Pursuit Ends With One in Custody in Canyon Country

The standoff led to evacuations early Monday in the community east of Santa Clarita after a pursuit that followed a robbery.

LA County Sheriff's deputies at the scene of a standoff in Canyon Country Monday April 24, 2023.

An armed standoff that followed a robbery and pursuit led to evacuations Monday morning in a Canyon Country neighborhood.

The standoff began after a pursuit that began following a report of a robbery at a gas station in Saugus. That chase ended in the neighborhood, but the driver refused to come out of the SUV.

Deputies responded at about 6:30 a.m. to the 19300 block of Newhouse Street in the community located east of Santa Clarita. Nearby streets were closed due to the SWAT operation involving three armored vehicles blocking the SUV in a cul-de-sac.

The man was the only person in the vehicle, authorities said. He was taken into custody early Monday afternoon.

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