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San Francisco man arrested after violent residence invasion in San Carlos

SAN CARLOS — A suspect who broke into a home in San Carlos early Saturday morning, assaulted and injured a resident and then barricaded himself inside the apartment was taken into custody about three hours later without incident or use of force, police said .

Omar Areas, 42, of San Francisco, was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, home burglary and domestic violence around 9 a.m., police said.

The case began when a man entered the home on the 300 block of Dartmouth Avenue early Saturday and attacked another man, injuring the man’s head, police said. The wounded man fled the home and called for help, police said, while his attacker – who knew him – stayed inside.

Sheriff’s deputies went to the scene around 6:04 a.m. and deputies trained in crisis intervention spoke with the wounded man while he was treated by fire and medical first responders for a large laceration to his head, police said.

Deputies tried to speak to the suspect but he barricaded himself inside the house, according to police. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Unit and the San Mateo County Psychiatric Emergency Response Team have been called in to continue efforts to de-escalate the situation and find a peaceful resolution.

After about three hours, the emergency services were able to arrest the suspect without using violence, the police said.

The result was a collaborative effort involving the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy San Carlos Patrol Bureau, Headquarters Patrol Bureau, Transit Patrol Bureau, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Unit, San Mateo County Psychiatric Emergency Response teams and Belmont officers were involved, police said.

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