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Domestic violence suspect in custody after standoff in Valley Hi

A 47-year-old Sacramento man suspected of domestic violence was taken into custody Friday evening, ending a more than 10-hour standoff with police at a residence in Sacramento’s Valley Hi area.

Officers responded to the 4100 block of De La Vina Way about 9 a.m. after dispatchers received an incomplete 911 call, said Officer Linda Matthew, Police Department spokeswoman. Officers contacted a woman outside the home who had minor injuries related to a domestic violence incident, Matthew said.

The woman told police Frederick Goudeau was inside the residence and was possibly armed.

Matthew said SWAT officers and negotiators were called to the scene, and residences adjacent to the home were evacuated. She said the man was possibly under the influence of drugs.

Police reported about 7:40 p.m. that they found the suspect “burrowed in the garage attempting to conceal himself.” Goudeau was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and two outstanding warrants.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy