SWAT Team

The City of Pismo Beach

In the past two weeks, the San Luis Obispo Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has been called in to assist in two separate barricaded suspects situations. One in Pismo Beach resulted in a peaceful arrest of the suspect, while the other in Paso Robles ended in a fatal shooting of the suspect while police were attempting arrest.

Bryce Cosio

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."