SWAT team recuse child from Palm Springs home after father makes threats, police say

A Palm Springs police car.

A SWAT team rescued a 12-year-old child from a Palm Springs home after a man assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her child, city police said.

Police first received a report of a domestic disturbance around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at a condo in the Palm Canyon Villas condominium complex between Highway 111 and the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort in southeast Palm Springs.

A woman told police her husband kicked her out of their home after assaulting her and threatening to kill her. She said her husband kept their 12-year-old at home and threatened to assault and kill the child.

Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect through the door, but police said he was uncooperative and the Regional Desert SWAT team was then called.

The SWAT team then attempted to negotiate with the suspect to release the child. However, police said the man’s actions “escalated” – without specifying how – leading officers to believe there was an imminent threat to the child’s life.

Officers then forced their way into the house and removed the child to safety. Police said the suspect, Jamil Anglin, 45, then began to struggle with officers before being arrested around 10.35am. He had been jailed on multiple counts including attempted murder, kidnapping , assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, criminal threats, resisting a police officer and domestic violence. His bail was set at $1 million.

Anglin had not been formally charged Monday morning.

Paul Albani-Burgio covers breaking news and the city of Palm Springs. Follow him on Twitter @albaniburgiop and by email at [email protected].

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: The Palm Springs SWAT team rescues a child; father arrested

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