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7-Hour Standoff At Mountain View Apartment Complex Ends In Arrest

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — A man suspected of beating his girlfriend was arrested after a seven-hour standoff in Mountain View Sunday morning, police said.

At about 3:25 a.m., officers went to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Alice Avenue after receiving reports of a suicidal man armed with a shotgun, according to Mountain View police.

Richard Johnson, 50, had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend before barricading himself inside his apartment, police said.

The 47-year-old victim was able to get out of the apartment and call police.

Officers evacuated the surrounding area, and a SWAT team made contact with the suspect.

At about 10:25 a.m., Johnson surrendered to police negotiators and was taken into custody for battering his girlfriend.

The case remains under investigation.

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