Armed standoff breaks out at SLO storage yard

June 17, 2014

unnamed-7A standoff between police and an armed man inside a vehicle occurred around noon Tuesday at a San Luis Obispo storage yard.

San Luis Obispo police officers surrounded the man who had barricaded himself inside his vehicle at Derrel’s Mini Storage at 3650 Broad Street. Officers managed to talk the man out of his car and disarm him, Police Chief Steve Gesell said during a homeless services meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Gesell said the man has a history of mental health problems and was being transported to a psychiatric ward. He commended his officers for not letting the standoff morph into a shootout.

“In most cities it’s ultimately a matter of time before there’s a significant use of force,” Gesell said.


5 Comments

  1. fishing village says:

    Thank goodness. In LO a man shot a shot gun near people! OH MY, we are surrounded by people armed and willing to bring them out whenever they ‘feel like it’, geeze what a world we live in! It is the Wild West’ again. Anytime you are exposed to conflict with another person you must be very careful, very careful!

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  2. Ted Slanders says:

    This poor individual doesn’t need psychiatric help in any way if he becomes a Christian, or if he is already under the faith. He would have the direct and absolute word of the Hebrew God that his afflictions will be taken care of post haste! The caveat is that he keeps all of his bones too!

    “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” (Psalm 34:17-20)

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  3. SLO_Johnny says:

    The guy will go for psychiatric care and then he will go to jail because there are no beds for him to stay in a hospital for care. He won’t get proper care and treatment. He will be back out on the street soon after his lawyer makes a plea agreement with the DA.

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  4. TaxMeAgain says:

    I used to be a customer of theirs. That alone made me want to put a gun to my head. There is a terrible couple running that dive.

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