Standoff ends with man in Campbell

March 10, 2009 9:48:05 AM PDT
Police arrested an armed and mentally unstable Campbell man this morning following an overnight standoff at an apartment complex in the city, a police officer said.

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Douglass Mitchell, 41, surrendered shortly before 7 a.m. at an apartment triplex at 309 Dunster Drive after negotiators spent the night talking on the phone with him and using a distraction device designed to make a loud sound and bright flash to keep him awake, Campbell police Officer David Dehaan said.

Mitchell, who reportedly told a neighbor, "Jesus was going to kill her," was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of brandishing a .22-caliber gun and making criminal threats.

No one was injured during the standoff and residents were allowed go back to their apartments immediately afterward, Dehaan said.

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