Police surround Hillcrest house

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HillcrestSAN DIEGO – Police surrounded a house in Hillcrest after an armed man threatened to commit suicide, authorities said.

The man barricaded himself inside the house around 5 p.m. on 3600 block of 3rd Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue, according to San Diego Police officer said.  He was taken into custody at 6:30 p.m.

Traffic in the area was diverted away from the block and residents in nearby homes were evacuated.

Additional officers were requested to help secure the area. The suspect has a history of making threats, authorities said.

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