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Uncle Arrested After Threat to 2 Teens Prompts Standoff in Chula Vista: PD

An uncle who threatened two teens, prompting a brief standoff at an apartment complex in Chula Vista, has been arrested, authorities confirmed. 

The incident began Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. on the 1200 block of Aruba Cove. Police were called to the address to respond to a family disturbance. 

The teens, who were threatened by their uncle, identified as 39-year-old Bryant Kurtz, sheltered-in-place until police could better assist. 

Authorities said they believed the uncle was off his medication for some sort of psychological illness. It was unclear if he had weapons, though police said he stabbed a knife into the door of the teens' room. 

No other information was immediately available.

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