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Armed man barricades himself in Mountain View apartment complex

Original post made on Jul 2, 2014

The Mountain View Police Department's Hostage Negotiating Team is attempting to diffuse a tense situation currently unfolding in a residential area on Williams Way, where a man with a gun is being uncooperative with law enforcement officials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 4:19 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by UC Davis Grad, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

This incident is occurring literally a short walk away from where I live. Given the level of police activity I saw this afternoon, I thought it was something serious -- but this is on a totally different level altogether.

Hoping that this situation can be resolved without violence on anyone's part.

Posted by tk, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

The man was reported to be depressed and they send out Swat? This story stinks to high heaven. When does it require Swat for depression? If someone goes to the Doctors and says they are stressed because of work, does this mean Swat will be kicking in your door?

Posted by tk, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I can read just fine. Last time I checked it's not illegal to have a gun in your home. It's not illegal to carry a gun in your home. If the man broke no laws and he doesn't want to talk with the police, it's his right.

Posted by hmm, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm

This man will not be allowed to own guns after this incident. Just like people lose their license when they drive recklessly. Innocent until proven guilty. Y

You can't make guns illegal because some people might use them for their unintended purpose. Just like you can't make cars illegal because someone might crash and die.

If a bus crashes and 20 people die. Is that not similar to a mass shooting? Lets make buses illegal because buses are "high capacity"

Posted by Sparty, a resident of another community
on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Sparty is a registered user.

UC Davis grad is apparently unaware that stories update. Even when they say "Check back for more details as they become available."

Guess he can't read either.

Posted by Zekkular Bulgaris, a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Zekkular Bulgaris is a registered user.

Another reason all citizens should be armed.

Posted by Sparty, a resident of another community
on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Sparty is a registered user.

Despite (in another article's comments) a reader saying "there hasn't been ammunition at walmart for months" ...there has been LOTS of ammo at Walmart for months.

You know, if people really were concerned about guns, they could go buy up all the ammo at Walmart and just turn it in to the police. That way the morally inferior and just plain "bad" people wouldn't be able to get their hands on it.

Posted by LikeToWatch, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm

LikeToWatch is a registered user.

That is a rough block, as I recall from being a Census Taker in 2010.

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