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Police in armed standoff with 'mentally ill' man

Original post made on Jan 9, 2012

No shots were fired in an armed standoff with a 63-year-old transient man who claimed he had a gun, Mountain View police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 9, 2012, 2:48 PM

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Posted by The Eye
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

If that is the same fellow that was sitting with his sign near the entrance of the Lucky's store, sitting in his electrical scooter-chair, I remember seeing there that very morning, as my wife and myself went to the store. I believe he was a vet, as indicated by his sign.


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Posted by NW Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

Is the term "armed standoff" really appropriate for the title and description of this story? The man claimed to have a gun, but none was ever seen and it was later determined that he was unarmed.

I suppose the term "standoff" could be used since the man was forcing the police to take some sort of action, which they accomplished in a very controlled and safe manner.


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

Step out of line and the man come take you away.


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Posted by afasdfasdfasf
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jan 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

No, that's not an armed standoff at all. It's an unnecessarily sensationalistic headline, though.


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Posted by asfasdfasdf
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

@Observer: stop, hey, what's that sound.


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Posted by James
a resident of Castro City
on Jan 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

It was an armed standoff. The cops were armed. If some guy says he has a gun, you gotta assume that it may be true (would you bet your life that he was lying?)


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