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March 9, 2014 (San Diego) – FBI hostage negotiators are accustomed to tense situations –but normally not at their own home base.  But after a man climbed a steel corrugated security gate and made his way onto the top of a building in the FBI headquarters at 10385 Vista Sorrento Parkway in San Diego, a stand-off ensued that ended this evening with the arrest of Lakeside resident William Durant, 36.

Durant scaled the gate at about 11:35 a.m. at the south end of the complex and tried to access the main building. Failing, he went to a parking structure.  San Diego Police responded swiftly and began a search for the man, who by then was atop a roof of a single-story annex building, Special Agent Darrell Foxworth with the FBI alerted ECM this afternoon.

FBI Hostage Negotiators, FBI SWAT, San Diego Police Department and San Diego Fire and Rescue participated in the joint effort to bring the standoff to a peaceful ending. 

The FBI has not released details on the suspect's motive, background or mental state at this time.

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