A two-hour standoff in Seal Beach ended with the arrest of a 31-year-old man on suspicion of resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.
The incident began just before 5 p.m. Monday when police say Husamiddin Mubashshir refused to heed officers’ calls to pull over and instead led them on a chase to his home on Anchor Way, where he barricaded himself for two hours.
Officers had tried to pull Mubashshir over after they received a call of a domestic dispute in the area of 12th and Pacific Coast Highway. When police arrived on the scene, a woman told them her husband, Mubashshir, had dropped her off and left the area, but shortly after that the police officers watched him drive by, according to Sgt. Steve Bowles.
When they tried to stop Mubashshir, he fled and led officers on a short chase to his home in the military housing complex off Seal Beach Boulevard, according to Bowles.
“He fled from our officers, pulled into his driveway, and then barricaded himself in his house,” said Bowles.
The Seal Beach Police Department, with assistance from the Los Alamitos Police Department, Cypress Police Department and the U.S. Naval Weapons Station military police contained the area. Crisis Negotiation Team members attempted to convince Mubashshir to surrender voluntarily. After approximately two hours of unsuccessful negotiations, officers made entry in the home, said Bowles.
There were no weapons involved and no one else was in the house, added Bowles. When police entered the house, Mubashshir fled out the back sliding glass door, Bowles said.
“When the (officers) were going after him, he assaulted them,” added Bowles.
Two officers were injured, and Mubashshir was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and assault on a police officer and taken to the Orange County Jail.