Man sent to mental hospital after 8-hour standoff in Monterey Park

MONTEREY PARK — Police sent a man for psychological evaluation Sunday after he barricaded himself inside his home for eight hours, officials said.
The incident began about 12:30 p.m. when a woman arrived at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park and reported her husband or boyfriend had threatened her life, Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said.
When Monterey Park police officers went to the house in the 1400 block of Arriba Drive, the 60-year-old man refused to come out, the lieutenant said. Police learned the man was a gun collector and had many weapons inside the house.
A sheriff’s crisis negotiator tried to convince the man to come out, but he refused, Mazelin said.
Ultimately, police threw a “flash-bang” grenade into the house about 8:30 p.m., she said, prompting the man to come out and surrender.
Mazelin said he was placed on a 72-hour hold for psychological evaluation.

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  • Sylvia Corralez

    Mr. Day

    I didn’t see any names in your story, but wanted to know what happened to the man that was arrested for making threats to his wife & than having the police held up for an 8 hr standoff on Arriba Dr on Feb 28th? Do you have any updates on this story?

    Thank you,
    Sylvia Corralez

  • Wow it took them 8 hours to throw a flash grenade into the house. And mind you, it wasn’t as if he had any hostages either.

  • Wow it took them 8 hours to throw a flash grenade into the house. And mind you, it’s not like he had any hostages either.