Standoff ends in Redwood City

December 1, 2008 3:55:08 PM PST
After nearly 32 hours, a police standoff in San Mateo County has ended outside a house in Redwood City. 29-year-old Mario Moreno had barricaded himself inside his parents' house starting at about 10:30 Saturday night.

Authorities say he was armed with a shotgun. Moreno surrendered at about 6:30 am Monday morning.

Police took him into custody, even though they promised earlier that he would not be charged.

Officials say the situation started with a dispute between Moreno and his father. The parents then left the house and called police. Neighbors who evacuated are now back home.


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