A man who barricaded himself inside Elizabeth Lyn Vargas's Newport Beach, Calif. house was taken into custody at around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Elizabeth, who left The Real Housewives of Orange County after one season, called the police to report a "possible extortion." The drama reportedly kicked off at around 5:45 p.m.
Was the man taken into custody Elizabeth Lyn Vargas's ex-boyfriend?
East Balboa Boulevard from Island Avenue to Coronado Street was cordoned off because of the incident. There is some confusion surrounding the number of people involved in the incident.
Elizabeth has been having troubles with an ex-boyfriend, sources told TMZ, and he might have barricaded himself inside her house.
But it's uncertain if the ex-boyfriend was the person taken into police custody. According to CBS, several people may have been involved in the standoff. It was reported that several others were seen exiting the building.
A SWAT team was deployed to carry out a thorough search. Around seven officers were sighted near Elizabeth's home. A police dog was also used.
Some believe Elizabeth Lyn Vargas's ex-boyfriend, Jimmy Juarez, was involved in the incident.
Elizabeth's ex-boyfriend, a socialite named Jimmy Juarez, may have been the man (or one of the men) to lock himself inside her house. The rumors couldn't be corroborated at this time.
Elizabeth has yet to address the latest developments on Instagram or Twitter. She last used Instagram on Jan. 6, 2022, to promote a new show titled Success of Unusual People. Elizabeth has worked in the media industry before joining RHOC, having founded Edge Music Network in 2011.
Elizabeth signed on for Season 15 of RHOC in 2020, the same year her divorce from Bernt Bodal, the former CEO of American Seafoods, was finalized. Elizabeth made the headlines because of her generous divorce settlement, as part of which she was to receive $31,000 a month in spousal support, among other perks.
Her storyline in Season 15 of RHOC also touched on her relationship with Jimmy. She and her now ex-boyfriend met before the divorce was finalized, though some fans claim they may have known each other since 2016.
On RHOC, Elizabeth said that she and Jimmy waited to have sex until after her divorce from Bernt was finalized.
Elizabeth's relationship with Jimmy seems to have ended a while ago. Her ex, Bernt, and the mystery woman he started dating after their separation in 2017, have sparked engagement and pregnancy rumors in the past. Some believe Bernt is dating a woman named Michelle Fox.
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