Update: Police Make Arrest After Standoff at Location of Earlier Homicide

By: Brian Shields - Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:58:24 -0800

SAN JOSE (BCN)--Police have taken into custody at least one person after entering  a San Jose house that was the site of a standoff and a homicide that occurred  earlier Friday morning, said San Jose Unified School District spokeswoman Karen  Fuqua, who was at the scene.
     
At 1:46 a.m., police received word of a stabbing at a residence on  the 200 block of Cleveland Avenue, police said.
     
Officers arrived to find a man suffering from stab wounds. He was  taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
     
Residents of the home that reported the stabbing locked themselves  inside, and told police they would not cooperate, police said.
     
Police believed residents of the house had guns, which is why  police called in a SWAT team, said San Jose police spokesman Officer Jose  Garcia.
     
Garcia said that police were cautious in their actions because  they did not wish to force a confrontation.
     
Investigators have not yet determined the relationship between the  residents and the stabbing victim, police said.
     
Merritt Trace Elementary School, Hoover Middle School and Abraham  Lincoln High School, all of which are located about a block away, adopted a  modified shelter status, meaning that students could continue to attend class  but were not allowed outside, Garcia said.
     
Fuqua said as of 11 a.m. that district officials were waiting to  re-open the schools.
 
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