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Tasha Anderson arrested after standoff with San Francisco police while holding a shotgun

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A woman who got into a standoff with San Francisco police after she was caught breaking into a home near the Presidio on Sunday has been identified by police as 21-year-old Tasha Anderson. The incident began around 3 p.m. Sunday when residents of the 2800 block of Lyon Street said they had returned home to discover a burglary in progress, police said. The burglar, later identified as Anderson, ordered the residents out of the house.

Officers responded and found her standing at a window of the home holding a shotgun that belonged to the residents, according to police. Anderson refused to surrender, prompting the evacuation of some surrounding homes and a response by the Police Department’s SWAT team. After more than two hours, she finally came outside, holding the shotgun in one hand and a hatchet in the other, police said.

The SWAT officers ordered Anderson to drop the weapons and she eventually tossed them on the ground and was taken into custody, according to police. She was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary, brandishing a firearm, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and other charges, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

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