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Los Gatos Man David Brutsche Arrested After Six Hour Stand Off With Police At 16400 Block Of Bennett Way

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A man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly wounded himself with a knife and locked himself in the camper section of a truck in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement officials in Los Gatos.Officers responded to a home in the 16400 block of Bennett Way at about 7:35 p.m. Monday after a resident reported seeing a man believed to be wanted for a violation of his parole walking on Los Gatos Boulevard near Lark Avenue. Officers confirmed that the suspect, identified as David Allen Brutsche, 28, had an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender, according to police.

Brutsche had allegedly told family members that he was not going to be taken alive and had hidden himself in the camper section of a truck parked in front of the home, police said. He allegedly threatened that he had a gun and refused to surrender.Authorities established a perimeter and evacuated nearby homes. Campbell Police Department SWAT teams, along with officers from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety responded to assist with negotiation efforts. At about 2:10 a.m. today, Brutsche agreed to come out of the camper and was detained by officers without incident.

He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for emergency medical treatment after officers discovered that he was suffering from numerous self-inflicted wounds to both wrists, his torso and his neck, police said.Police did not locate a gun.As of this morning, Brutsche remained at the hospital in guarded condition. Once his condition stabilizes, he will be booked on his outstanding warrant, police said.

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  • The cops handling this did a great job. They kept the residents safe and were very concerned with their safety. They treated all the residents great (despite some of them making jokes and asking for free food).

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