Written by AARON CASTREJON
AZUSA - An Azusa man who allegedly beat several family members and held them against their will was finally taken into custody after mental health professionals were able to convince the suspect to exit his home, police said.
Tyler Bachert, 25, allegedly barricaded himself in a home in the 500 block of East 10th Street, April 5. He did so after allegedly beating several family members and refusing to let them leave. Some family members were able to escape and call authorities, according to the Azusa Police Department.
Police responded to the scene around 12:34 p.m.
“Azusa Police officers along with mental health professionals from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health were able to de-escalate the situation and successfully convince Bachert to exit the residence. Bachert attempted to flee but was ultimately taken into custody a short distance away,” according to the Azusa Police Department in a written statement.
Bachert was booked on suspicion of battery and false imprisonment. He is being held in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility ahead of a scheduled appearance in the West Covina Courthouse Wednesday, April 7, According to Los Angeles County booking records.