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Man arrested for carjacking after SWAT standoff in Indio

An Indio man was arrested early Friday morning after a brief standoff with Desert Regional SWAT in the 81700 block of Dry Creek Lane.

According to Sergeant Dan Marshall, 25-year-old Danny Ray Garcia was wanted on a felony warrant in connection to assaulting someone before stealing their car on February 16 in the 83300 block of Avenue 44.

The victim is still recovering from facial injuries.

Detectives with the Indio Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit identified Garcia during the investigation and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

At about 4:40 a.m. Friday, Garcia was taken into custody after a brief standoff with SWAT at the Dry Creek Lane location. Nobody was injured during the standoff, Marshall said in the release.

News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 viewers contacted us via Facebook early Friday morning saying the standoff took place at the Summer Breeze condos.

Garcia was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on charges of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. He’s also been charged with violating probation, according to police.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident and anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Indio Police Department at 760-391-4051.

KESQ News Team

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