UPDATE: Miller Street standoff suspect taken into custody, police say

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man wanted in connection to an assault was taken into custody Friday afternoon after an hourslong standoff at a home on Miller Street with Bakersfield police and SWAT officers.

According to Bakersfield police, the Kern County Probation Department went to a home in the 500 block of Miller Street at around 1 p.m. Friday in search of a man suspected in an assault with a deadly weapon, identified as Jeff McFadden.

The department says probation officers approached the door and saw McFadden with what was later revealed to be a replica gun. Officers backed off and called for assistance from Bakersfield police, BPD says.

Replica gun allegedly found in barricade suspect’s apartment on Miller Street. / Photo: Bakersfield Police Department

Crisis negotiators and SWAT officers arrived and called for McFadden to surrender, but refused the commands for several hours, according to Bakersfield police.

Officers eventually used a K-9 to take McFadden into custody. Officials said McFadden was treated for minor injuries at Kern Medical before being taken to and booked into the Kern County Jail. He was being held without bail and is due in court on Oct. 13, according to a Kern County inmate database.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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