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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A six-and-a-half-hour police standoff with an armed man accused of leading police on a chase on a stolen motorcycle and then boarding a small boat ended without incident late Friday in the San Luis Rey River Trail area, authorities said.

Oceanside police responded after being called about 4:10 p.m., according to a watch commander. The man, who also was wanted on felony weapons charges, reportedly stole a motorcycle and led officers on a pursuit that ended in a rugged area near state Route 76 and Canyon Drive.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, led officers down a ravine into a riverbed area to a waiting boat and then didn’t move as he was soon surrounded by police.

Oceanside police spokeswoman Jennifer Atenza said the department was using “every resource possible” to bring the man into custody, which happened just before 11 p.m. Crisis negotiators had the man throw his firearm into the water and they used a swift water boat to arrest him.

The stolen motorcycle also was recovered and returned to its rightful owner, police said.

While they waited for the standoff to end, Atenza said police “cordoned off an area to ensure everybody around is safe.”

Police were asking the public to avoid the San Luis Rey River Trail area from Foussat Road to Benet Road.

FOX 5’s Jaime Chambers contributed to this story.