SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A SWAT standoff in south Sacramento with a man who claimed to have killed his daughter ended after officers fired tear gas into the apartment and arrested the suspect.

Antonio Mata

Antonio Mata

The standoff began after 5:30 Tuesday morning at the Park Hills Place apartments in the 6000 block of South Land Park Drive and 43rd Avenue after police got a call from the suspect, later identified as 51-year-old Antonio Mata, saying he had killed his daughter with a chainsaw.

Police responded and surrounded Mata’s apartment. Police then contacted several of Mata’s family members and learned his daughter, who does not live at the apartment, was alive and OK.

SWAT was also called as the stand-off continued. Mata, who was alone in the apartment, was despondent and armed himself with two knives, according to officers.

Residents in the apartment complex were told to stay inside as the standoff dragged on for hours.

Just before 10:30 a.m., SWAT fired tear gas into Mata’s apartment. He was arrested when he exited the apartment.

Mata was charged with resisting arrest and making a false report of an emergency in connection to Tuesday’s incident.

He was also charged with false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order from an incident Monday. Police didn’t provide details on those charges.


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