ELK GROVE - A 39-year-old Elk Grove man is in police custody after acting in a bizarre manner, threatening officers with two different weapons and causing a three and a half hour standoff situation Thursday.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. at a home in the neighborhood of Modena Way and Guis Court in Elk Grove, said Chris Trim with the Elk Grove Police Department. Firefighters responded to the area for reports of a car on fire. Officers went door to door looking for the owner of the torched vehicle.
When they knocked on the door at 8417 Guis Court, the 39-year-old man, whose name was not released, answered behaving irrationally, with a "mini torch-like device" in his hand, said Trim. He immediately shut the door and began barricading himself inside the residence using furniture. SWAT team members received a key to the house from the man's family and were able to enter the home, Trim said.