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Tierra Buena standoff suspect in custody
Tear gas and two "flashbang" grenades were used early Monday to end a six-hour police standoff in Yuba City.
Rudy Thomas Gonzalez was arrested at his home in the 1900 block of Tierra Buena Road, Sutter County sheriff's spokeswoman Brenda Baker said.
"Nobody was hurt and the suspect was alone in the house," she said.
Baker said alcohol was likely a factor.
Gonzalez, 26, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for assault with a deadly weapon, according to Baker.
Baker said deputies were called to Gonzalez's home at around 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Neighbors reported a man shooting a gun in his backyard.
Officials said Gonzalez barricaded himself in the home and refused to come out. At one point, officials said, Gonzalez threatened suicide.
Around 2:15 a.m. Monday, deputies from the sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail sent tear gas through a back window.
Gonzalez came to the front of the house armed with a knife and deputies deployed one flashbang grenade.
Baker said the nonlethal device is used to disorientate and neutralize a subject without causing injury.
Gonzalez dropped the knife and a second grenade was used, which caused Gonzalez to drop to the floor.
The sheriff's team entered the home and arrested Gonzalez without further incident.
He was booked into the Sutter County Jail without bail on the warrants and fresh charges of resisting arrest and providing false identification to peace officers.
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