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Man arrested following hours-long barricade in Twentynine Palms

Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station arrested a man following an hours-long barricade situation in Twentynine Palms in which the man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend.

On Monday at 5:30 p.m. deputies responded to a report of domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue.

As deputies arrived, they made contact with 36-year-old Peter Wolik who had barricaded himself inside, holding a knife and requesting deputies to shoot him.

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While trying to get Wolik out of the apartment, a second call was placed to dispatch from a female at a different residence in Twentynine Palms stating she was stabbed in the hand and was bleeding.

A deputy responded to the second address and confirmed the female had a large laceration to her hand and was found to be Wolik’s girlfriend and mother to his child.

She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Deputies continued to maintain verbal communication with Wolik who began to place additional items in front of the doors and windows.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics team was called and after several hours of negotiations, Wolik eventually removed a barricade from behind a door and exited. Deputies said Wolik resisted arrest and after a short struggle, he was taken into custody.

Walik was booked into the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail after being treated for injuries he sustained after breaking an apartment window with his fist while he was barricaded, and as a result of the altercation.

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