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Citrus Heights police take barricaded suspect into custody | Update

Officers worked with mental health professionals to negotiate with the subject, who barricaded himself in his home.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. — 4:15 p.m. update:

Citrus Heights police were able to take the suspect into custody after nearly seven hours. 

They said in a tweet that the area is safe and secure. No other details have been released at this time. 

Original story:

Police were called to a Citrus Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning where a man reportedly fired a gun and barricaded himself inside his home.

Officers were called out to the neighborhood near Heritage Meadow Lane and Fox Meadow Lane just before 9:30 a.m. Police say officers and mental health workers are trying to bring the situation to a peaceful end.

Lieutenant Chad Morris with the Citrus Heights Police Department said that they are working to deescalate the situation and have mental health professionals working to bring a peaceful resolution.

It is unclear who the person is or why they have barricaded themselves in the home. Police believe he is in the house alone and were notified about the situation from his mother, who was able to leave the home before things escalated.

Morris said that they have had previous calls about the man, but nothing was of the significance that they are seeing today.

"We're utilizing all the resources we have available to us," Morris said. "We have our tactical team that is containing the area as a mere precaution just to keep the subject in the house, where he's at. That way it makes it simpler for our mental health clinician and our crisis negotiators to communicate with this individual."

Police are asking people to stay clear of the area for the time being.

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