Updated: Fugitive arrested after standoff at El Monte home

EL MONTE — A wanted parolee holed-up inside an El Monte home for more than three hours before surrendering to U.S. Marshals and a sheriff’s SWAT team, authorities said.
Frankie Garcia, 23, was ultimately jailed on an arrest warrant stemming from an assault case in West Covina, as well as suspicion of violating his parole, said U.S. Marshals Chief Inspector Thomas Hession, who serves as Task Force Commander for the U.S. Marshals Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force. Garcia was also described as a suspected affiliate of a local street gang.
The incident began about 1:30 p.m. in the 11600 block of Ferris Road, where Marshals descended on a back house to the rear of an apartment complex in search of Garcia, Hession said. “We attempted to make an arrest. He barricaded himself in a residence,” Hession said. The Marshals then summoned a SWAT team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to help with the standoff, which continued for more than three hours.
But Garcia exited the home and surrendered about 5 p.m., Hession said. “He realized that the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT team) was going to make entry.”
He was unarmed, and no other people were inside the home, he added.
Further details of the alleged assault in West Covina were not immediately available.

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