SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man is behind bars on three felony charges after a Saturday night standoff at a house on Estes Way in Sacramento.

Police say it all started when 34-year-old Roddy Martinez poured lighter fluid over a fence, onto a small child.

When officers arrived to investigate, Martinez barricaded himself in his home with a knife, they say.

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After unsuccessfully negotiating with Martinez, SWAT officers reportedly used chemical agents on the home, forcing Martinez to exit.

Police say Martinez attempted to run and was ultimately apprehended by a K9.

He is facing charges of:

  • felony assault with caustic chemicals
  • felony endangering life or health of a child
  • felony probation violation
  • misdemeanor resisting a police officer

The child involved in the incident was not injured.


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