Sandra Bullock's stalker dies of self-inflicted injuries after a 5-hour standoff with SWAT
A man who was previously convicted on charges of stalking by Sandra Bullock was found dead inside his home in La Crescenta, California on Wednesday, according to reports. The man, Joshua James Corbett, was previously convicted of breaking into Bullock's house in 2014.
According to LA police officials, Corbett reportedly died of self-inflicted injuries after the SWAT team had a 5-hour standoff with regards to a complaint that they had received earlier in the day of a possible parole violation.
The police, however, did not reveal the name of the deceased, since the next of kin had still not been informed, but a People source confirmed that the house where the police found the body belonged to Corbett.
A spokesperson told People that after the officers reached Corbett's place, “the suspect barricaded himself inside” the home, adding that “SWAT was on scene due to suspect’s threat of violence towards police.”
The 42-year-old was sentenced to five years probation in May last year for illegally breaking and entering Bullock's house in 2014. He was issued an extra 10-year protective order which required him to keep away from Sandra, and also receive treatment at a mental health facility.
"An intruder was arrested on [her] property this morning," Sandra's rep confirmed after the scary incident in 2014. "She is unharmed and is fine." In the 2014 hearing, Bullock could be heard in a scary 911 call saying, “I’m in my closet. I have a safe door. I’m locked in the closet right now.”
However, Corbett pleaded no contest to one felony count, each of stalking and first-degree residential burglary. He later struck a plea deal after being released on a $2.185 million bail for charges of felony stalking and burglary. He was released from the mental health facility in June 2017.