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Man in San Diego River Armed With Spear, Knife, Prompts Short Standoff with Police

A suspect wanted on a warrant fled into the San Diego River, armed with a knife and a spear, gave himself up after a short standoff with San Diego police (SDPD). 

The incident began at 12:51 p.m. Thursday near Interstate 8 and Morena Boulevard. The man is now in the portion of the San Diego River below there, in the West Mission Valley area. 

Police said the man, who has not been identified, is wanted on a warrant. 

As police approached him, he fled into the riverbed, armed with a knife and a spear, police said. 

The incident prompted a short standoff. 

More than an hour later, the man gave himself up to police, who could be seen pulling the man out of the water. 

No other information was available.

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