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Arrest made after man with knife is reported barricaded in Costa Mesa motel, police say

Arrest made after man with knife is reported barricaded in Costa Mesa motel, police say
People staying at the Regency Inn in Costa Mesa wait outside Tuesday as police responded to a report of an armed man barricaded inside a room. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Costa Mesa police said Tuesday night that an arrest had been made hours after a report of a barricaded armed man drew crisis negotiators and SWAT officers to a Costa Mesa motel.

The Police Department tweeted at about 7 p.m. that the incident had ended at the Regency Inn at 2544 Newport Blvd.

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The suspect was taken to an area hospital to be treated for self-inflicted wounds, police spokeswoman Roxi Fyad said.

Police did not immediately release further details.

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Police and firefighters responded Tuesday to a report of an armed man barricaded in a Costa Mesa motel.
Police and firefighters responded Tuesday to a report of an armed man barricaded in a Costa Mesa motel. (KTLA)

An initial report came in at 1:37 p.m. that a man armed with a knife and making suicide threats had barricaded himself in a room on the first floor of the motel, police said.

Smoke was seen coming from the room, but no fire, police said. The Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department went to the scene.

The motel was evacuated as a precaution.

A man with a knife was reported barricaded in a room at the Regency Inn at 2544 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, police said.
A man with a knife was reported barricaded in a room at the Regency Inn at 2544 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, police said. (Daily Pilot)

Parts of Newport Boulevard were closed to traffic, and police advised motorists to avoid the area. All road closures around the motel were lifted around 7:45 p.m., police said.

This article was originally published at 3 p.m. and was later updated with additional information.

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