A 29-year-old man is in Santa Barbara County Jail after police say he was involved in a standoff that lasted several hours and involved a 10-week-old baby Thursday night.
The Santa Barbara Police Department responded to a possible domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on the 1200 block of Laguna Street near Santa Barbara High School.
Officers tried to do a welfare check with a man inside the home, but he refused to open the door.
Police say, Maxwell Tracy, 29, made verbal threats to officers about having a gun. They also said Tracy threatened to shoot them if they tried to go inside the home.
The police department said officers later learned that the man had his 10-week-old infant in the home and was intoxicated, uncooperative and erratic.
Santa Barbara police set up a perimeter around the home and some surrounding areas were evacuated. Police said on-scene supervisors called a SWAT and crisis negotiation response team to the area.
Eventually, the man was talked out of the home and surrendered without incident at around 1:50 a.m. Friday.
American Medical Response checked on the baby and said it was not harmed.
Tracy was arrested and is in Santa Barbara County Jail for felony threats toward a police officer, criminal threats and child endangerment.