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Man taken into custody after brief police standoff in San Luis Obispo

Police say he made criminal threats and had no-bail warrant
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Posted at 11:26 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-05 19:46:40-05

UPDATE (1:36 p.m.) - Police officers have identified the man as 33-year-old Adam Young of San Luis Obispo.

SLOPD says they are familiar with Young, who has a history of arrests for weapons violations and was investigated for constructing explosive materials.

After being evaluated and medically cleared, Young was transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail where he is currently being held on a no-bail warrant.


UPDATE (12:16 a.m.) - A man was arrested late Friday night after a brief standoff with police in San Luis Obispo.

Police say they attempted to make contact with the man after he started making threats to shoot people and called the police department more than 50 times Friday night. He was also reportedly known to police and had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest.

The man was located in the Food 4 Less parking lot on South Higuera Street.

After he locked himself in his vehicle and refused to talk to officers, police say they broke the vehicle's window and deployed pepper balls in order to take the man into custody.

He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for exposure to the pepper balls and police say he will be booked into jail once medically cleared.

Police say he was the only person in the vehicle and nobody else was hurt.

UPDATE (11:50 p.m.) - As of 11:45 p.m., the situation appeared to be over.

A KSBY News crew at the scene reported seeing a suspect being taken to an ambulance.

Road closures were lifted.

(11:26 p.m.) - San Luis Obispo police are asking the public to avoid the area of the 3900 block of South Higuera St. due to police activity.

Roads are reportedly closed while police investigate.

No other information was immediately available.

KSBY News has a crew headed to the scene and will update this developing story with new information as it becomes available.