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Missing woman found during SWAT situation in Lake Isabella

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 08:37:29-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says a woman, who was reported missing in Bakersfield June 14, has been located after an overnight SWAT standoff in Lake Isabella Wednesday night.

KCSO Lt. Smallwood says family members were searching for the woman in Lake Isabella Wednesday because they knew she visited the area often.  He said it was during that search they saw the woman's pick-up truck and began to follow it. They notified KCSO and deputies, along with CHP officers, responded to the 3400 block of Hall Court. 

Lt. Smallwood says deputies found the missing woman at that home along with a man who began making threats; claiming there were explosives in the house. Deputies were forced to back off, and that is when SWAT was called out. 

During that time, the woman was able to be brought to safety and identified the man. KCSO says he had a felony warrant for his arrest, and based off of the information received from the woman, he would be facing new charges. 

Lt. Smallwood was unable to share any more details on the investigation at this time. He only confirmed that homicide detectives were wrapping up the investigation and a coroner had been dispatched to the home. The reason is still unclear at this time, but Lt. Smallwood says it was not an officer-involved shooting situation. 

We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.