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UPDATE: Armed, barricaded man surrenders to SWAT team

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Bryce Cosio
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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:07 p.m.

A man wanted by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department's Gang Task Force surrendered to law enforcement Wednesday afternoon, according to Lt. Smith with the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

"Based on the criminal history, and he's known to fight with officers, and has had firearms in the past, the San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT Team was activated," said Lt. Smith. "We basically shut down the area and had all of the pedestrians move out of the area."

That shut down lasted for roughly two hours, as officers waited outside the apartment. 

Austin Ross, the man at the center of the standoff, was taken into police custody around 3:45 p.m.

Original: 1:58 p.m. 

The San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT Team is surrounding a barricaded person—believed to be armed—in the 100 block of Stenner St. in the City of San Luis Obispo.

Citizens are asked to avoid the area until the incident has been resolved.

Stenner St. is near Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Santa Rosa Park, near Cal Poly. The housing in this area is heavily populated with students.