Police standoff in northeast Bakersfield ends peacefully

Took place in the 100 block of Loma Linda Drive
Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) Car, Bakersfield (FILE)
Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 14:14:01-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — An hours-long standoff ended in the arrest of a man who was allegedly seen hitting a woman outside a home in northeast Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police say a neighbor called police after he reportedly witnessed a man hit a woman with brass knuckles in the 100 block of Loma Linda Drive around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday night. The neighbor says he tried to intervene but the man pointed a gun at him.

The man was later identified as 43-year-old Juan Gutierrez.

When police arrived, Gutierrez ran into the house with a 10-year-old girl inside the home.

The SWAT team arrived on the scene around 9 p.m.

Officials say just after midnight police took Gutierrez into custody without incident. Police say the girl was not harmed.

Gutierrez was arrested on charges associated with the domestic violence.