Police say man had fake gun during California hotel standoff

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 20:17:23-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California police say a man brandished what they later learned was a fake gun during a standoff that resulted in the evacuation of a hotel.

The Sacramento Bee reported guests were evacuated from a Comfort Inn in Red Bluff early Saturday during a standoff between police and a domestic violence suspect.

The Red Bluff Police Department said in a release that 21-year-old Christian Sandoval-Perez of Corning faces multiple charges including child abuse and domestic violence.

Officers went to the hotel’s second floor and encountered Sandoval-Perez with a gun.

He held off police for more than 75 minutes.