San Antonio Police SWAT Unit Rescues 3 Children in Domestic Disturbance

Dec. 1, 2023
A San Antonio police SWAT unit used a "Rook" to gain entry to an apartment and rescue three children who were inside with a man wanted on a felony warrant for sexual assault of a child.

By Guillermo Contreras

Source San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio police are looking for a domestic disturbance suspect who fled from his girlfriend's Northeast Side apartment before SWAT officers made entry Thursday to rescue the woman's children.

Police were called to apartments in the 3200 block of Cripple Creek around 1 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance, according to spokesman Sgt. Washington Moscoso.

The woman got out, but when officers arrived, she told them her children were still inside with her boyfriend. She was worried for the kids' safety, Moscoso said.

Officers learned that the man, Faustino Diaz, 25, is wanted on a felony warrant for sexual assault of a child and several misdemeanor warrants. After consulting with supervisors, police on the scene decided to call for better-equipped officers.

"They called in SWAT, and those officers made entry and took the children out," Moscoso said.

Police used a battering ram, known as "The Rook," to break into the apartment.

The children, an 8-month-old, a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old, were inside alone. They had very minor injuries, Moscoso said.

It appeared Diaz fled sometime before SWAT officers arrived, possibly through a back door.

Moscoso said he could not get into specifics or details of the disturbance because Diaz has not been arrested, but he may face charges for the incident.


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