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February 20, 2017 (Santee) -- The Sheriff has issued this warning for Santee residents: 


If you live in Santee, be aware of increased law enforcement activity in your area. A SWAT Standoff is underway in the 8500 block of Massery Lane. Deputies were called to the home just after 9:00 a.m. following reports of a disturbance. A man is holed up inside the home possibly armed with a gun. He is the only person inside the house. 

If you live in the neighborhood, STAY INSIDE. 

Deputies from the Santee Sheriff's Station, Lakeside Sheriff's Substation, Alpine Station, Special Enforcement Detail (SED/SWAT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are working to resolve the situation in a peaceful manner.

You might hear a Sheriff's Helicopter or ASTREA flying overhead and patrol cars making announcements urging the suspect to surrender peacefully.

Please avoid the area if you can. We appreciate your cooperation during this incident. This is all the information we have at this time.