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Resident Taken into Custody for Psychiatric Evaluation Following Police Standoff in Novato

A Novato resident was taken into custody after a 90-minute standoff with police on Friday. Officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Center Road after family members reported that the suspect had started a fire in the home, according to Novato police.

Relatives said the suspect was acting out and was possibly in need of a psychiatric evaluation, police said. After talking with officers for about 90 minutes, the suspect came out of the home and was taken to psychiatric emergency services for evaluation, police said. No one was injured in the incident.

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