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55-year-old barricades self in motel
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A call for help on Tuesday morning at the America’s Best Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue quickly turned into a tense two-hour standoff with police. 

And a 55-year-old Sacramento resident is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation as a result. 

Shortly after 7 a.m., officers responded to the hotel after reports came in of a male screaming for help. When they approached the room they discovered that the window had been smashed and the man inside had hurled out some of the room’s contents before barricading himself inside. 

But he was willing to talk. Despite refusing to leave the room, the man was actively talking to the officers who initially responded to the call, and continued to do so when the Manteca Police Department’s crisis response team arrived. 

After 90 minutes officers were able to make the determination that the man was not armed, and police then entered the room through the barricaded door and detained him.  

The man’s name has not been released by police, and it is unknown whether there are any pending charges as a result of the action. He was transported to an area hospital to get medically cleared and was then taken to San Joaquin County mental health to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.