Armed man barricaded in home after domestic-violence call



SAN JOSE — Authorities were in a standoff Friday with an armed man who fired multiple shots in the air and is now barricading himself in a home following a domestic disturbance call earlier in the day, according to San Jose police.

Police were first called at 10:11 a.m. to a home in the 100 block of Rancho Drive for domestic-violence report and at some point, a man involved in the disturbance fired several shots, but did not hit anyone.

Later on in the day, after the San Jose police MERGE Unit — the city’s version of a SWAT team — was summoned, a woman who the man is romantically involved with was able to safely exit the home. But police said that was not before the man reportedly pointed a gun at her.

Police believe the man is armed with multiple guns, and is alone inside the home. A tactical negotiator was working to contact the man.

“We are working towards and hoping for a peaceful resolution to this incident,” police said in a tweet Friday afternoon.

Check back later for updates to this story.





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