Man accused of threatening woman with gun arrested after PB standoff

SAN DIEGO -- A 52-year-old man was arrested in Mission Bay Thursday after allegedly pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, prompting an hours-long standoff in Pacific Beach.

San Diego police began looking for the man about 1:45 p.m., after a former girlfriend reported that suspect Michael Davee had climbed up onto a balcony at her residence in the 6400 block of La Jolla Boulevard, threatened her with a gun and then fled, San Diego Police Department spokesman Luis Roman said.

The victim, who has a restraining order against the suspect, told officers she believed he had gone to a friend's home in the 1700 block of Law Street, Roman said.

When patrol personnel arrived there minutes later, they saw the man walk up to the address the woman had provided and enter the house after tossing a pistol over a nearby fence.

Officers cleared people out of nearby residences and tried to contact the suspect.

After about two hours of futile attempts to get a response out of the man, a SWAT team was called in to take up positions around the house and prepare to forcibly enter if necessary, but Davee was able to elude officers. The standoff was over by 8 p.m.

“He was later taken into custody at Dana Resort'' at 1710 W. Mission Bay Drive, the officer said. He faces charges of attempted kidnapping, stalking and violation of a restraining order.