Man Arrested after Brief Standoff in Chico

Chico Police say a crisis negotiator convinced a man armed with a knife to drop the weapon after a brief standoff Wednesday morning. The incident happened at an apartment complex on West Lassen after officers received a report of a man allegedly making threats. Chico Police Sergeant Rob Merrifield says officers had the man at gunpoint.  He says a crisis negotiator talked to the man for about 10 minutes and got him to drop the knife. The man was taken for a mental health observation.


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