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Man with crossbow barricaded in Rowland Heights home

Man with crossbow barricaded in Rowland Heights home
A man armed with a crossbow was engaged in a standoff Sunday with sheriff's deputies at a home in Rowland Heights, authorities said.

A man wielding a crossbow was barricaded inside a Rowland Heights house on Sunday, spurring the evacuation of nearby homes in the San Gabriel Valley.

Deputies from a special weapons team at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were called to the 18000 block of Mescal Street just before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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The man, suspected of assault with a deadly weapon, is believed to be the only person inside the home, according to the department. No further details were immediately available.

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