The Los Banos Police Department responded around 4 p.m. Thursday to the area of Lombardy Court, in response to possibly armed man making threats to commit suicide.
According to radio traffic, the man may be a veteran. The Merced County Sheriff's SWAT Team and California Highway Patrol also to the scene. The man was finally taken into custody around 5 p.m. after being talked out of the home.
With the exception of one officer who suffered from heat exhaustion, no injuries were reported. The identity of the man was unknown at press time.
Los Banos Enterprise staff