San Jose standoff with man barricaded inside his car ends with his surrender
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday said a standoff with a barricaded suspect inside a car has now come to an end.
Sgt. Michael Low said that just before 2 a.m., deputies tried to stop a car on Highway 85 at S. De Anza Boulevard in Cupertino for speeding. The driver refused to stop, which Low said led to a chase, which lasted 30 minutes.
Deputies deployed spike strips and successfully stopped the vehicle on Winchester Boulevard near Payne Avenue in San Jose.
The driver, who Low identified as 45-year-old Peter Rivera, was extremely agitated and refused to exit the vehicle. Rivera brandished some type of razor and was threatening to hurt himself, while challenging deputies to fight him, Low said.
The Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Team was dispatched to the scene and attempted to de-escalate the situation.
Two Bearcats, from the sheriff's office and San Jose police, were called out to assist. Eventually, Low said deputies were able to pin Rivera’s car in to prevent him from escaping. He surrendered and was taken into custody.
Low said Rivera was taken to the hospital for a complaint of chest pain and will be booked into the Main Jail upon his release.
No one else was hurt.