Woman with knife barricades herself inside RV in hours-long standoff with police

- A woman armed with a knife barricaded herself this afternoon in a RV motorhome in Costa Mesa.
  
The standoff began about 3:45 p.m. in the area of Dyer Road and Pullman Street, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
  

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The street outside the RV was littered with items the woman threw out of the windows.

It was not immediately clear if she is the owner of the motorhome.
  
A crisis negotiation team was trying to coax the woman, who speaks only Farsi, into surrendering, Bertagna said.
 
A Farsi-speaking officer made contact with the woman as the standoff continued, he said late this afternoon.

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