Arvin man barricaded self in building; Kern County Sheriff's SWAT team called

No injuries reported

ARVIN, Calif. - A man barricaded himself inside an Arvin business this morning, which resulted in the SWAT team being called out to the scene, according to police.

On Monday, April 1, at about 12:30 p.m., officers with the Arvin Police Department went to a facility on Bear Mountain Boulevard and King Street regarding a man that was breaking and entering.

Officials said the suspect. 35-year-old Manuel Javier Carillo, was attempting to break into a fruit packaging plant when a security guard interrupted him.

Police said that's when the security guard called 911 to alert police of the situation.


Arvin police officers had contacted Carillo during a felony assault investigation and during the contact Carillo drew a broken bottle and screwdriver at the officers and then barricaded himself inside the building.

Once on scene deputies established a perimeter around the building and called SWAT. SWAT Unit members arrived and began attempting to make contact with Carillo who was uncooperative and refused to communicate.

Officials said at about 7:30 a.m., SWAT decided to deploy tear gas into the building by robot.  After the tear gas was released, Carillo ran out of the building. 


The SWAT deputies tried to take the suspect into custody however Carillo resisted and struggled with deputies. During the struggle Carillo bit a deputy on the hand. Carillo was then taken into custody.

Carrillo was treated for minor injuries at the scene. He was arrested by deputies for felony resisting arrest. The Arvin Police Department also arrested the suspect for charges relating to their assault investigation.

The SWAT deputy who was bit during the arrest of the suspect received a minor injury and did not require medical treatment.

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