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Standoff at Self-Storage Facility in San Luis Obispo, CA, Ends Peacefully

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A standoff between police and an armed man at a self-storage facility in San Luis Obispo, Calif., ended peacefully on Tuesday. The man barricaded himself inside his vehicle at Derrel’s Mini Storage Inc., 3650 Broad St., before officers surrounded the vehicle, coaxed him out and disarmed him, according to the source.

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell said the unidentified suspect had a history of mental-health issues and was being transported to a psychiatric facility. It’s not clear what weapon the man possessed.

Gesell commended officers for diffusing the situation before it could escalate. “In most cities, it’s ultimately a matter of time before there’s a significant use of force,” he said.

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