SANTEE, Calif. — Deputies Friday night took an armed suicidal man into custody hours after surrounding a field in Santee and telling neighbors to shelter in place.
Around 6:30 p.m., authorities were called to the open field in the 8400 block of Graves Avenue, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies asked residents to shelter in place and others to avoid the area.
Watch Commander: There is a suicidal subject armed with a handgun in the area of 8400 Graves Ave. in Santee. Deputies are on scene. Please remain clear of the area. Nearby Residents are asked to shelter in place. We will post updates as they become available.
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) March 2, 2019
Around 11 p.m., deputies took the man into custody.
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