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Flash Grenade, Tasers, Police Dog Help End Hours-long Standoff in San Jose

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    A dramatic scene unfolded at an East San Jose restaurant Saturday as a SWAT team lured out a man who had barricaded himself inside. Chuck Coppola reports. (Published Sunday, April 17, 2016)

    A dramatic scene unfolded at an East San Jose restaurant Saturday as a SWAT team spent nearly three hours trying to lure out a man who had barricaded himself inside.

    The suspect, who police called Daniel, went into Pandora Café around 6 p.m., police said. The restaurant owner’s brother said he burst into the eatery via a rear door, went through the kitchen and began threatening customers.

    "He started throwing glasses at customers and struck an employee," said witness Anthony Nastasi.

    About a dozen people ran out of the restaurant and responding officers, who evacuated a handful of nearby businesses on the 1100 block of North Capitol Avenue, began coaxing the suspect to come out.

    It wasn’t until officers used a flash grenade that Daniel emerged through the broken doorway, shouting profanities and without any clothes on.

    After firing beanbags at Daniel, police also released a police dog that latched onto his arm. The man, however, punched the animal repeatedly until a Taser took him down.

    After police surrounded and subdued Daniel, paramedics took him to Regional Medical Center around 9 p.m. and people were allowed back into their evacuated businesses.

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