SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A lengthy standoff in northeast Santa Rosa ended Thursday morning when a man believed to have barricaded himself inside his home was found outside a nearby residence and was arrested, a police sergeant said.

The man, identified by police as 43-year-old James Provost, was found around 10:15 a.m., Sgt. John Snetsinger said.

“He’s in custody and everybody’s safe,” Snetsinger said.

Officers responded to Provost’s home at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called to report that her husband had fired shots at her and a locksmith she had hired to help her get back into her home after her husband locked her out, police said.

No one was hit by the gunfire, but the bullets struck a nearby vehicle, police said.

A SWAT team and a hostage negotiating team were sent to the home, located in the 3800 block of Sedgemore Drive near Rincon Ridge Park.

Overnight, negotiators attempted to communicate with Provost.

It was finally discovered late Thursday morning that he was outside another home nearby, and he was taken into custody.

“Although first believed to be in his residence, Provost was found hiding in a next-door neighbor’s back yard at the beginning of a house-to-house search,” police Sgt. David Linscomb said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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