Armed man taken into custody in Santee after residents told to shelter in place

SANTEE, Calif. -- Deputies Friday night took an armed suicidal man into custody hours after surrounding a field in Santee and telling neighbors to shelter in place.

Around 6:30 p.m., authorities were called to the open field in the 8400 block of Graves Avenue, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies asked residents to shelter in place and others to avoid the area.

Around 11 p.m., deputies took the man into custody.

Further information about the suspect was not disclosed.

If you or someone you know needs help, the crisis hotline number is 888-724-7240.

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