San Diego

Man Arrested After Standoff at East Village Trolley Station

A man was taken into custody after a brief standoff with officers in the East Village area of San Diego Thursday night, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed.

The incident began at approximately 8:40 p.m. on the 1200 block of Imperial Avenue. 

SDPD says they received reports of a possibly armed man on the trolley tracks but they have not seen any weapons so far.

A conductor was inside the trolley when the incident started but he was able to safely get out. There were no passengers inside the trolley at the time.

Police say the man had been threatening to harm himself. When he did not comply with officers or remove his hands from his pockets, they deployed pepper balls.

The man was arrested just over an hour later.

There were no weapons found, police said.

He did suffer minor injuries from a K-9 that was used to subdue him.

Trolley service and traffic in the area was expected to be impacted.

No other information was immediately available.

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