A nearly 20-hour standoff between law enforcement officials and a woman with guns in Aromas ended with her surrender Friday morning, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.
At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute on Bardue Street and were told that the suspect might have weapons.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found a man outside and a woman who had barricaded herself inside the home.
Deputies established a perimeter, which included evacuating nearby homes and placing Aromas School on lockdown.
The deputies also tried to get the woman to come out, but she said that she had weapons and would use them if anyone came inside the house, sheriff's officials said.
Deputies then called in the Monterey County SWAT team, a hostage negotiation team, the California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire, and others to help.
Then around 7 a.m. Friday, the woman voluntarily surrendered. She was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail on suspicion of committing assault with a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats.
Deputies said a search of the home uncovered three rifles and a small handgun.
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