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UPDATE: Magalia Man Barricades Himself Inside Residence

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday evening that deputies are involved in a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself inside a Magalia home.

Posted: May 18, 2018 10:22 PM
Updated: May 20, 2018 1:20 PM

UPDATE: 5/19/2018 6:00 p.m.

Magalia, Calif.-- A Magalia man is accused of holding deputies at bay in an hours-long standoff.

It happened Friday evening on Mason court in Magalia.

Butte County deputies were called to the home for a domestic disturbance.

One female was able to get out of the home safely.

Investigators say they sent in a K-9.

But they say 36-year-old Logan Awalt punched and attacked the dog, and eventually the dog retreated. The K-9 was not injured.

Eventually, Awalt escaped and barricaded himself in a neighbor's home, where there were several firearms.

The SWAT team finally went in and tased and arrested him.

Deputies say they were told that Awalt was high on LSD, though that is still being investigated.

"Under the influence of some of these drugs either hallucinogens or central nervous system stimulants like methamphetamine or cocaine, their pain tolerance is much much higher. They do seem to have abnormal strength and endurance and their level of aggression is much higher. The typical tactics that we use to de-escalate people and bring them into custody in a peaceful manner often don't work because they are so agitated and so violent," said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.

No deputies or law enforcement officers were injured.

Awalt faces a number of felony charges.




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Magalia, Calif.
--The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday evening that deputies are involved in a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself inside a Magalia home.

It all started after 6:30 Friday evening when authorities received a call about a domestic dispute.

A Magalia man had barricaded himself inside a residence off Mason Court but ran away on foot.

Authorities then tracked the suspect to another, nearby home.

It's believed the man is inside the home alone but it's believed he has access to fire arms.

The sheriff's office says evacuations are not mandatory but highly advised for residents in the Mason Court and Carnegie Road area.
A SWAT team and a Negotiation team are on scene.

The California Highway Patrol is re-directing traffic at Guilford and Carnegie, and Carnegie and Essex.

We will continue to bring you the latest information as it comes into our newsroom.

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