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Man taken into custody after brief standoff

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EL CAJON (CBS 8) - A standoff in El Cajon ended with a man being taken into custody Friday morning.

Police say a man with a loaded gun was in a house in the 500 block of West Chase near Emerald Middle School.

When patrol personnel arrived, the man initially refused to come outside, Moulton said. Officers blocked off the street in front of his home, and administrators at nearby Emerald Middle School secured all students in their classrooms.

Chopper 8 was above the scene as officers made contact with the man, who police say was emotionally unstable.

After about an hour, the man walked out of his home, uninjured and unarmed, and was taken into custody. He was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, the lieutenant said.  

The lockdown at the school was then lifted.

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