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Mountain View couple hides in bedroom during home invasion that led to hourslong standoff with police

Crisis negotiators and mental health personnel called in to help

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A burglary suspect who reportedly entered an occupied home near downtown Mountain View has been detained Wednesday afternoon following an hourslong standoff in which the man was barricaded in the home, according to police.

The Mountain View Police Department reported over social media that a residential burglary was in progress on the 500 block of Front Lane, and that the couple living in the home said they discovered a man inside their kitchen around 8:45 a.m.

During the confrontation, the man was reportedly brandishing a knife and refused to leave, police said.

The couple quickly moved to the bedroom and locked the door before calling for help, police said. Mountain View firefighters assisted in getting the family out of the multistory building using a ladder.

Police say the man barricaded himself inside the home, and that mental health personnel and the department's crisis negotiators spent hours working to peacefully resolve the incident and safely get him out of the home.

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Around 12:30 p.m., officers moved in and entered the home through a ground floor door, prompting the man to walk out the front door of the home. He was detained without incident, police said.

The man, a 24-year-old from Arizona, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, false imprisonment and making criminal threats. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail with a bail set at $75,000. He is set to be arraigned on Dec. 7.

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Mountain View couple hides in bedroom during home invasion that led to hourslong standoff with police

Crisis negotiators and mental health personnel called in to help

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 1:12 pm
Updated: Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:36 am

A burglary suspect who reportedly entered an occupied home near downtown Mountain View has been detained Wednesday afternoon following an hourslong standoff in which the man was barricaded in the home, according to police.

The Mountain View Police Department reported over social media that a residential burglary was in progress on the 500 block of Front Lane, and that the couple living in the home said they discovered a man inside their kitchen around 8:45 a.m.

During the confrontation, the man was reportedly brandishing a knife and refused to leave, police said.

The couple quickly moved to the bedroom and locked the door before calling for help, police said. Mountain View firefighters assisted in getting the family out of the multistory building using a ladder.

Police say the man barricaded himself inside the home, and that mental health personnel and the department's crisis negotiators spent hours working to peacefully resolve the incident and safely get him out of the home.

Around 12:30 p.m., officers moved in and entered the home through a ground floor door, prompting the man to walk out the front door of the home. He was detained without incident, police said.

The man, a 24-year-old from Arizona, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, false imprisonment and making criminal threats. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail with a bail set at $75,000. He is set to be arraigned on Dec. 7.

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