Police were dispatched to the 3900 block of Fulton Avenue just before 11 a.m. on a call about a disturbance where a man threatened family members, Lt. Gabrielson said. When officers arrived, the man confronted them with a knife and threatened them.
"This was a situation where someone obviously was in crisis," the lieutenant said. "Family members called us and we were able to get out here and resolve it peacefully."
He said he had no information about the man's medical background.
Police did receive reports that the man threatened family members and police officers on scene.
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"Anytime anyone threatens force, we never know what type of weapon they have," he said. "He did have a knife in his hand at the time. ... We have to do what is safe for the neighborhood and our officers."
SWAT was called soon after the man threatened the officers who initially responded. Neighborhood residents were told to shelter in place.
Police and SWAT attempted to negotiate with the man throughout the day. Canisters of gas also were fired into the residence in an attempt to coax the man to surrender.
During the standoff, several children in a nearby home were removed by police. They children were never in danger, police said.
The man was taken into custody just after 6:30 p.m.
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