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Armed Man'sRefusal to Exit Trolley Train Prompts SWAT Response in East Village

The man was taken into custody without injury shortly after 9 p.m.

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An armed man who prompted a SWAT response Tuesday when he refused to exit a trolley station in East Village and surrender to police has been taken into custody, according to authorities.

The incident started just after 8 p.m. at the station at 13th Street and Imperial Avenue according to SDPD Officer John Buttle.

The man reportedly lifted his shirt and showed passengers a handgun in his waistband while making suicidal statements, Buttle said.

Officers were able to evacuate passengers from the car safely, according to Buttle. SWAT personnel was called to the scene to try and help take the man into custody peacefully.

The tense incident came to an end at roughly 9:10 p.m. when the man was taken into custody. It is unclear if the man surrendered to authorities or if SWAT team members entered the trolley to detain him.

No injuries were reported in connection to the standoff.

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