San Jose standoff suspect faces possible attempted murder charges

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

San Jose police arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder of officers after he was involved in a standoff last week during which he fired shots at police, the San Jose Police Department said Wednesday.

Anthony Handy, 52, of San Jose officially was booked into Santa Clara County jail Tuesday, two days after he barricaded himself in a home in the 700 block of Delaware Avenue, police said.

Officers responded to the scene at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on reports of a man throwing various objects out a window at the home, police said. Officers identified themselves and tried to speak with Handy when they arrived, but he refused to come out and instead fired multiple gunshots in their direction.

San Jose PD Anthony Handy

No officers were hit by gunfire, SJPD said.

After unsuccessful negotiations, police deployed tear gas, and Handy subsequently jumped from the second-story window, police said. He was taken into custody and to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

An unregistered gun was found at the scene, police said.

The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

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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.