Domestic violence suspect arrested after five-hour standoff with Menifee Police

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MENIFEE — After a five-hour standoff with Menifee Police and the Southwest Cities SWAT unit, a Menifee man was taken into custody Thursday, July 23 without incident. Menifee Police reported receiving a call at 11:30 a.m. Thursday with a report of a possible domestic violence incident, made by a passerby who encountered a female on the side of the road who told the woman she had been assaulted by someone she knew. When officers arrived on the scene, they determined that the woman's injuries were consistent with being assaulted and the woman identified the suspect of Gary Byrd, 55, of Menifee. The victim said the assault occurred inside his residence at the 29000 block of Citation Avenue in Menifee. When officers attempted to contact Byrd at his residence, he refused to come out a
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