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Barricaded El Monte Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

The suspect barricaded himself in an Upland apartment building for hours.

Sergio Tomayo, a suspect wanted in connection with the October 28 stabbing death of a man in the city of El Monte, was taken into custody this week after he barricaded himself inside an apartment building in the city of Upland.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives said they are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a man which occurred on October 28, 2012 at approximately 4:00 A.M. in the 11000 block of Dodson Avenue, El Monte.

Detectives learned that 33 year-old suspect Sergio Tomayo, wanted in connection with that incident, was at the 1400 Block of West 7th Street, Upland.

The suspect barricaded himself in an apartment building resulting in the evacuation of the apartment complex for hours on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

After a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Weapons Team (Special Enforcement Bureau) responded to the location and deployed ordinance and a K-9 unit, Suspect Tamayo was ultimately taken into custody for Murder at about 7:30PM Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

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