A lengthy police standoff involving a suspect who attacked officers near San Jose City College this morning has ended, a police spokesman said. Around 8:30 a.m., San Jose police officers noticed a suspicious person near Menker and Kingman avenues, police spokesman Officer Albert Morales said. When they attempted to talk to him, he attacked them, police said. The suspect tried to take an officer’s Taser gun and ended up taking his baton during a struggle, Morales said.
The officers then struck the suspect, and he dropped the baton before fleeing on foot to an apartment on Richmond Avenue where he barricaded himself for several hours, Morales said. A police SWAT team surrounded the building, and the suspect was finally taken into custody around 12:15 p.m., Morales said. All residents were evacuated from the building, and there were no hostages in the unit he was in, he said. Richmond Avenue remains shut down between Moorpark and Kingman avenues, Morales said. It is expected to reopen around 1:30 p.m. Police are asking pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.
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