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Barricaded man lets woman, children go before giving up in Rocklin

A man surrendered to police after a long standoff Tuesday morning in Rocklin.

The man peacefully surrendered at about 8 a.m. after hours of effort by police negotiators. No injuries were reported in the incident at a home in the 6300 block of Galaxy Lane near Nightwatch Drive and Sierra College Boulevard.

Rocklin police dispatchers received a call from a frantic woman shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday. She told dispatchers that she had been in an argument with her 33-year-old fiance after he had injested pills and drank alcohol.

The caller said she was locked inside a bedroom with one of her children and that her fiance was getting firearms and putting on a bullet-resistant vest.

Police responded and residents in the neighborhood were told to stay in their homes. About 3:30 a.m., the woman and children exited the home unharmed. Police said the man threatened to shoot police officers.

Over the course of many hours, negotiators spoke with the man over the telephone. At 8 a.m., he surrendered.

Sgt. Tom Dwyer said the man was taken into protective custody. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Dwyer said, the man had not been placed under arrest and the incident remained under investigation.

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