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Suspect detained after SWAT call out in Bodfish

Posted at 7:35 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 01:45:31-04

(UPDATE March 29, 2018 10:25 p.m.): The suspect involved in the SWAT call out in Bodfish Thursday afternoon has been detained.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office confirmed their SWAT team was in Bodfish for reports of a man inside of a vacant home with a knife on Salaine Drive near Columbus Avenue. 

Deputies had been attempting to arrest 38-year-old Neil Lindo since around 3:30 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing him kick in the door to a vacant residence, according to officials. 

The neighbor attempted to make contact with Lindo who in return attempted to assault him, according to KCSO. 

The neighbor then called law enforcement who also made contact with Lindo, who then threatened deputies with a knife, and threatened bodily harm, according to KCSO.

After attempting to make communication with Lindo, deputies broke a window to the residence and he was arrested without incident.

Lindo was wanted for outstanding warrants including felony resisting arrest. 

Deputies tried to get the man to exit the home but initiated the SWAT call out around 6 p.m. 

It is normal protocol to send out the bomb squad along with the SWAT team because they use a robot to try to establish communication with the subject, according to KCSO.

There were no evacuations in the surrounding area.