Overnight Standoff in Milpitas Ends in Arrest

After an overnight standoff that lasted four hours in Milpitas, police took a middle-aged male into custody after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a knife and then barricaded himself inside his residence, police said.

The incident, which started around 11:40 p.m. Thursday near 23 N. Temple Drive, began when the suspect, who the apartment manager said was acting erratically, went outside and attacked a woman with a large knife. Police said the victim and suspect are unknown to each other.

The suspect then barricaded himself inside the residence. Police and SWAT officers responded and evacuated all other residents from the building before attempting to negotiate with the suspect for hours. 

The incident ended around 3:30 a.m. after SWAT officers used flash-bang grenades.

The victim sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Both sides of Calaveras Boulevard and Temple drive were closed to traffic.

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