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Richard Johnson Arrested After 7 Hour Standoff with Mountain View Police

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A man suspected of beating his girlfriend was arrested after a seven-hour standoff in Mountain View this morning, police said. At about 3:25 a.m., officers went to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Alice Avenue after receiving reports of a suicidal man armed with a shotgun, according to Mountain View police.

Richard Johnson, 50, had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend before barricading himself inside his apartment, police said. The 47-year-old victim was able to get out of the apartment and call police. Officers evacuated the surrounding area, and a SWAT team made contact with the suspect. At about 10:25 a.m., Johnson surrendered to police negotiators and was taken into custody for battering his girlfriend. The case remains under investigation.

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