Suicidal Pismo Beach man causes nine-hour standoff
March 20, 2014
A Pismo Beach man threatening suicide with a shotgun prompted a nine-hour standoff with law enforcement that began late afternoon Wednesday and ended early Thursday morning.
Bryce Blue, 25, barricaded himself inside his Pismo Beach house in the 900 block of Hanford Street around 4 p.m. Wednesday. After Pismo Beach police officers arrived, Blue fired several rounds from his shotgun and threatened to shoot anyone who approached.
Several other local law enforcement agencies then surrounded the house and blocked off the neighborhood, only allowing residents to return to their homes. The San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT Team then took over control of the standoff, and negotiators communicated with Blue.
Around 1 a.m. Thursday, officers took Blue into custody without injury. They arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $50,000 bail.