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Man barricaded in Lake Elsinore home after reportedly brandishing weapon

Man barricaded in Lake Elsinore home after reportedly brandishing weapon
A man barricaded himself inside a Lake Elsinore home after reportedly brandishing a gun, Riverside deputies said.

A SWAT team was trying to persuade a man to come out of a Lake Elsinore house Saturday evening, as a standoff that began at 2 p.m. entered its seventh hour.

Riverside law enforcement officials are operating under the belief that the man is armed.

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Riverside County sheriff's deputies were called to the 800 block of Graham Avenue after receiving a 911 call of a man brandishing a weapon, according to Patty Spoyer, a spokeswoman for the agency.

She did not specify the type of weapon.

By the time deputies arrived on the scene, the man had barricaded himself inside a home, Spoyer said.

"This is still an active scene," she said.

Spoyer said it was unknown if there were other people inside the house.

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