Man Threatens Family with Gun

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Omari Fleming

    A man has been taken into custody after threatening his family with a handgun, according to the San Diego Police. 

    Officers were called to the scene in the 4000 block of 34th Street in Normal Heights around 6:15 p.m.

    Inside were two kids under the age of ten and three adults, including the suspect's wife.

    The 31-year-old man -- not a boy as officials first reported -- used a 9mm semi-automatic handgun to hold up his family, police said, threatening suicide or injury to others.

    Some family members took shelter in a bathroom while others tried to calm the man down. 

    The wife was able to escape, and not long after, the suspect emerged from the home as well. Rethinking, he slipped back inside and then returned outside with two adults held in front of him. 

    At that point, the man had his hands behind his back, and police believed he might have a gun. 

    Officers used a taser to bring the suspect down, though he kept walking a little while after he was hit. He was not armed when he exited, but in the home, officers found a gun.

    Now, the man will be mentally evaluated.

    Police said the situation could have been a lot worse, but thankfully, it ended peacefully.