At approximately 10:13 a.m., a Domestic Violence subject, Tyler Nathan Thornton, 37, Costa Mesa, surrendered peacefully and was safely taken into custody. He was booked in the CMPD jail on attempted homicide, felony domestic violence, felony child endangerment, and threatening a police officer.
The two minors were found safe and sound inside the home, and they were returned to their mother. Inside the home, officers located one handgun, two long guns, and one airsoft replica gun.
This matter will now be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney for review and charges. CMPD will not be releasing the booking photo or any other identifying information about those involved in an effort to protect the identities of the victims.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (11/3/21, 7:48am) — This morning, Nov. 3, 2021, at approximately 12:36 a.m., officers responded to a home on the 3200 block of Dakota Avenue regarding a domestic disturbance.
The female resident, who reported being assaulted, was able to exit the residence but the male suspect barricaded himself with their two minors inside the household.
The suspect has a registered firearm and made threats to officers.
Adjacent residents have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution.
Officers set up a perimeter and SWAT and the K9 Unit responded to the scene.
Residents within the perimeter have been asked to shelter in place.
Officers remain on-scene with SWAT, and the Crisis Negotiation Team is communicating with the suspect to get him to exit the residence peacefully.
Motor officers are in the area of Dakota Avenue and California Street to divert traffic and pedestrians. Please find an alternate route and stay away from the area.
This is a fluid situation and this is the most up-to-date information. We will update the community when possible.