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Fresno Police's new Delta Team helped free a woman held against her will by an abusive ex-boyfriend despite having a restraining order on him. (KFSN)

A woman's life was possibly saved Saturday after a quick response from Fresno Police's new Delta Team.

Police said the team helped free a woman held against her will by an abusive ex-boyfriend despite having a restraining order on him.

Elias Gorostiza, 39, was arrested by police.

Authorities said they had already been called out a week ago to the same residence for domestic abuse and had been looking for the suspect ever since.

The Delta Team was called out and was able to pull the victim and the suspect out of the house without any problems.

The new team started Monday.

It's made up of all SWAT members and is available seven days a week.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said their new presence will make a difference in how violence is handled in the community.

"We may have been on this call for several more hours and may have had to call them from home to this location," he said. "So today we were able to utilize them. They were in the field, responded, did what they do best. They made a tactical entry, searched the residence, took the suspect in custody and rescued a victim."

Police say the victim appeared to have been beaten earlier in the day and was afraid to leave out of fear for her life.

There were no children in the home.

Gorostiza faces 10 charges, nine of them are felonies.
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