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Residents return home after search for suspect at La Quinta apartment complex

Residents are being allowed back into their homes after deputies surrounded a La Quinta apartment complex during the search for a suspect, which prompted an evacuation.

The incident occurred at the Silver Hawk Apartments on the 50-600 block of Eisenhower Drive.

A spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the incident began at approximately 1:14 p.m. Deputies initially responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was not injured but deputies learned that the had suspect brandished a handgun.

A SWAT team, K9 units, and helicopter are at the scene to assist deputies. Deputies conducted a search of the premises but were not able to located the suspect, confirmed Sergeant Brandi Swan.

Swan said there will continue to be a police presence at the location while deputies finish their investigation, but residents are being allowed back inside and the roadways are being reopened.

Stay with News Channel3 for continuing updates.

Jesus Reyes

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