A man who allegedly tried to drive himself and a woman off a cliff before breaking into a Chantry Flats home and barricading himself from cops Sunday is in custody.
Police shut down Chantry Flats to hikers during the standoff with 21-year-old Los Angeles resident Patrick Anthony Gonzalez.
The standoff lasted for several hours and ended when a SWAT team entered the home and arrested him, police said.
Arcadia police Lt. Mike Castro said Gonzalez was taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, but the suspect's female companion was uninjured.
Officers with the Arcadia Police Department were sent to investigate a vehicle crash along a stretch of Chantry Flats Road late Saturday night. The vehicle crashed into a guardrail, and its driver, Gonzalez, had reportedly fled—leaving his passenger behind.
Gonzalez had allegedly tried to kill himself and his passenger by driving off a cliff. Officers combed the area looking for Gonzalez, but could not find him, according to a police press release.
A few hours later, police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an intruder breaking into a home at the Santa Anita Dam.
Its residents, who had managed to escape unharmed, told officers that the intruder was still inside the house and warned them about a loaded gun kept in the home, the news release stated.
Law enforcement officers determined that Gonzalez was the intruder and urged him to surrender, officials said.
Gonzalez reportedly ignored officers' orders to exit the house for hours, until Los Angeles County sheriff's SWAT stormed the home and took Gonzalez into custody.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information was asked to call Arcadia police at 626-574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).