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Standoff ended in Santa Maria

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SWAT vehicles are positioned around the location of the standoff.

UPDATE: As of 1:50 p.m., the SWAT teams and police have left the scene after the suspect was not found inside the house.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

More details to come soon.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - There is a standoff in progress in Santa Maria on the 500 block of West Donovan Road and Elm Avenue.

The suspect has barricaded himself inside of a residence.

It is unclear if the suspect is armed.

Neighbors say there may be children in the home, but this has not been confirmed by police.

The standoff has been going on since about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

The entire block was blocked off by police.

Two SWAT trucks are reportedly on the scene along with a search dog and an ambulance.

Our reporters said in the beginning, Officers told the suspect to come out with their hands up every 15 minutes in both English and Spanish.

As of 11:35 a.m., SWAT teams have received a warrant to enter the residence. The Officers have started the process of entering the house in order to remove the suspect.

As of 11:56 a.m., the SWAT team broke down the front door to the residence and are calling for the suspect to come out.

Several SWAT team members entered the residence around 1 p.m. after the suspect refused to come out.

Police said they have a warrant for the suspect's arrest.

A KCOY reporter is on the scene.

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