Police urged some residents on the west side of Costa Mesa to shelter in place on Wednesday, October 5, because of an armed suspect who barricaded himself inside a business and remained there for several hours before to go.
The barricade began around noon in the 1700 block of Monrovia Avenue after police helped the Justice Department issue a search warrant, according to Costa Mesa Police Department spokeswoman Roxi Fyad.
The Bureau of Firearms was executing a warrant as part of an investigation into the Armed and Prohibited Persons Systems, a system that monitors people who are prohibited from possessing firearms, according to the US Department of Justice.
Shortly before 8 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody, police said. No injuries had been reported.
No information on the suspect was immediately available.
A Huntington Beach Police SWAT member prepares near a building where a man was barricaded at a business in Costa Mesa Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Newport Beach Police SWAT team members investigate the scene in the 1700 block of Monrovia Ave. in Costa Mesa during a barricaded suspicious situation. (Photo by Richard Kohler, Contributing Photographer)
Members of the Costa Mesa Police Department SWAT team prepare to leave after being positioned on the roof in front of a building where a man was barricaded inside a business in Costa Mesa on Wednesday October 5, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Registry/SCNG)
A Costa Mesa SWAT officer is positioned in the top hatch just outside gate A13 after a man barricaded himself inside the company behind the Costa Mesa gate Wednesday, October 5, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)