July 3, 2012 (Poway) – Sheriff’s deputies from the Poway station responded to a report of an armed man trying to kill himself yesterday afternoon at his home in the 13700 block of Powers Road. The man, a convicted felon, told deputies he would not be taken into custody alive and that he had booby-trapped the inside of his home with explosives.
The Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiations Team was called to the scene and persuaded the man to exit the residence. He was taken into custody.
Inside the residence, authorities found numerous loaded firearms and ammunition, as well as a bullet-proof vest. Due to the threats made, the Sheriff’s Bomb Arson unit checked the interior, but no explosive devices were found, according to Sgt. Tim Matzkiw.
The man was taken to Pomerado Hospital for a medical evaluation and once cleared, was booked into SanDiego County Jail for possession of weapons and ammunition.