Ventura County

Wanted man threatening to jump from apartment building in Ventura surrenders

Negotiations lasted six hours

VENTURA, Calif. - UPDATE [5/2/18 at 11:00 p.m.]After nearly 6 hours of negotiations Burciaga surrendered to officers on scene. Burciaga surrendered to officers peacefully and was booked into the Ventura County Jail for multiple warrants including Delaying and Obstructing a Peace Officer.

UPDATE [5/2/18 at 7:30 p.m.]A Ventura man, wanted on a felony warrant, has peacefully surrendered following a six-hour long stand-off where he threatened to jump from a three-story apartment building on Wells Rd. 

NewsChannel 3's Alex Biston is at the scene and said nearby roads are back open and crowds have dispersed as of 7:30 p.m. 

Burciaga is currently being examined at the scene by paramedics.

An attempt to serve a felony warrant on a man in Ventura Wednesday afternoon escalated into a potential "jumper" situation about 1:15 p.m. when the man evaded capture and climbed on top of a three-story apartment building.

The Ventura County Swat Team, police officers and members of the Marshals Service are positioned at the scene along Wells Rd. between Telegraph and Loma Vista.

The man, identified by police as 25-year-old Miguel Burciaga, a Ventura resident, is refusing to surrender.

The neighborhood is cordoned off and dozens of people have gathered in the street below, many displaced from their apartment units because of the police activity.


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