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Knife-Wielding Man Arrested In San Jose Denny’s Standoff

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Police outside a Denny's restaurant on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose, September 23, 2011. (CBS)

Police outside a Denny’s restaurant on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose, September 23, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A brief standoff with a man armed with a knife at a Denny’s restaurant in San Jose ended peacefully Friday morning, a police spokesman said.

The man went into the restaurant at 1015 Blossom Hill Road at 4:39 a.m. and ordered everyone to leave, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

Employees and customers left the Denny’s, and officers responded and surrounded the restaurant, Dwyer said.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

After contacting the man inside the restaurant, police were eventually able to convince him to surrender peacefully around 6 a.m., according to Dwyer.

The man, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, Dwyer said.

No one was injured during the standoff, he said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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