The San Luis Obispo Police Department arrested a SLO resident on suspicion of making terrorist threats and domestic violence after a standoff on South Street on Friday afternoon, the agency said in a news release.
Kona Wilson, 37, allegedly got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend then threatened to kill her while brandishing a knife in his home on South Street, police said.
She fled the scene and called 911 at about 1:08 p.m., police said.
When officers arrived on the scene, the girlfriend was outside and Wilson “had barricaded himself in the house,” police said.
Police surrounded the house with guns drawn, witnesses reported.
“Surrounding neighbors were requested to shelter in place. After several hours of negotiation, officers deployed a ‘flash bang’ in the side yard of the house and Wilson surrendered shortly after,” the news release said.
At about 4:11 p.m., police arrested Wilson and booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail.
He faces a felony charge of making terrorist threats, and misdemeanor charges for domestic violence and exhibiting a deadly weapon, police said.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the incident.