Atascadero man barricaded in home
December 1, 2011
An Atascadero man who allegedly threatened a woman and several children with an ice pick and a machete is barricaded in a house at 5765 Dolores Avenue.
The woman and children were able to escape.
Atascadero Police and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department have evacuated nearby residents and fired tear gas into the home to drive the man out, but he did not leave.
Officials are worried the man may try to start fire to the house. They are asking the public to stay inside and close all windows and doors.