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UPDATE: Man arrested after 8-hour hunt

Posted: June 27, 2013 7:27 a.m.
Updated: June 27, 2013 4:45 p.m.

After about eight hours of searching, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Thursday for allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, a sergeant said.

The hunt began shortly after midnight, when deputies responded to a call for help regarding a criminal threat.
The victim told investigators her boyfriend threatened to kill her with a knife, and that she had been the victim of domestic violence resulting in severe injuries during the past few weeks.

She said her boyfriend was known to carry a firearm and has an extensive criminal past.

Deputies began their search at the suspect’s last known residence in the 17000 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.

By 8 a.m., with the aid of a helicopter, deputies arrested the man and booked him at the Sheriff’s Station jail, said sheriff’s Sgt. Rich Nagler.

Detectives assigned to special units including the Special Enforcement Bureau — Santa Clarita Valley’s equivalent of a SWAT team — the Aero Bureau and the canine unit worked together to locate the suspect.

They also seized a knife believed used in threatening the woman’s life. It was recovered from the suspect’s car.
Scott Barrowclough, 38, of Canyon Country is charged with making criminal threats.

Barrowclough was taken into custody without incident, and no firearm was found.

During the search, Sierra Highway in Canyon Country was shut down for for a time from Vasquez Canyon Road to one-quarter mile north of Baker Canyon Road.

Evacuations were considered but not ordered.
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