Monte Avenue closed during sheriff’s domestic violence call

Monte Avenue north of Belmont Avenue was blocked by Fresno County sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon as deputies in combat gear responded to a report of an armed man who was holding his girlfriend against his will.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said deputies spoke to a handful of women at the home and the girlfriend was unwilling to leave the home. Deputies detained several people so Fresno police could determine if they were connected to any cases in that department.