NBC

Lengthy Standoff at South San Jose Hotel Continues Into Second Day

Officers and other first responders late Monday night continued to work at the scene of a lengthy standoff with a man hunkered down inside a hotel room in South San Jose.

The standoff, which has been going on since Sunday afternoon, is happening at the Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel located along Silicon Valley Boulevard near Highway 101, according to Capt. Jason Dwyer with the San Jose Police Department.

Police evacuated the second floor, as well as sections above and below the suspect's room as a precaution.

Matt Sunley just arrived from England and was one of many not only trying check in but trying to find out what's happening.

"I'm not adjusted to the time zone yet," he said. "I just got to the hotel and trying to find a way in."

Around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, officers first located the man, who was wanted for felony warrants, inside the hotel and were able to "isolate him in a room," Dwyer said. SWAT teams arrived around 6:30 p.m., and negotiations have continued ever since.

It is not clear if anyone else is in the hotel room with the man.

Dwyer admitted Monday morning that significant progress has not been made when it comes to the negotiations, but he said the man has not made any threats or demands.

An entire block of Silicon Valley Boulevard was filled with law enforcement vehicles late Monday night. Officers will continue to talk with the man with the hope of avoiding confrontation, Dwyer said.

"We're doing the best we can to bring this to a peaceful resolution," Dwyer said, noting that forcing a confrontation "would probably not end well."

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull contributed to this report.

Contact Us