San Jose motel standoff: Police negotiate with armed suspect

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A San Jose police standoff with an armed suspect at a motel ended peacefully on Monday.

Police and tactical teams swarmed the Caravelle Inn & Suites at N. 1st and East Rosemary Streets on Monday morning. 

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A Caravelle staffer told KTVU a person with a gun was holed up in a second-floor room.

A KTVU crew witnessed heavy police presence as well as SWAT or other special tactics teams outside a motel room on the second floor.

Shortly after 11 a.m., SJPD confirmed the police activity on social media saying, “One involved male is believed to be armed with a firearm and is refusing to exit. Units are trying to negotiate with the male for a peaceful resolution.”

At about 1:30 p.m., police reported that the incident ended peacefully.

“Sometimes we try to utilize as much tactics as we can to try to have a resolution…to get cooperation,” said Lt. Jason Kidwell of the San Jose Police Dept.

The suspect, a man police said is in his mid-30s, was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Investigators say he’s being examined by mental health professionals and will be charged with carrying a weapon without a permit and failing to obey police commands. They added, “A firearm was located at the scene.”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.