Suspect in custody following barricade in Palm Desert

Suspect in custody following barricade in Palm Desert

Taylor Martinez

34-year-old Elizabeth Gaitan of Palm Desert is in custody following an hours long standoff with Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies.

Around 9:47 Tuesday morning deputies received calls of vandalism in progress in the 45000 Block of Driftwood Drive, the location of the Mountain Villas.

When deputies arrived on scene they located Gaitan who barricaded herself within the home.

Giatan will be booked into the John Benoit Detention Center on criminal threats and vandalism.

No further information has been provided.

This story was updated 8/4/20 5:11 P.M.

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