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Suicidal subject in Northeast Bakersfield causes evacuations, no injuries were reported

Evacuations due to reports of suicidal person
Evacuations due to reports of suicidal person
Posted at 1:04 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 00:12:26-04

(UPDATE: September 27, 2018 5:47 p.m.) On September 27 at about 11 a.m., officers responded to a Northeast Bakersfield residence for reports of a suicidal subject. 

According to Bakersfield Police, officers were able to establish communication with a 32-year-old man who was armed with a firearm and making suicidal threats. Several residents in the area were evacuated as a precaution and roadways in the immediate area were closed as a safety precaution.

Police said that during the incident they heard a single gunshot. It was later confirmed that the gunshot was fired into the ground which did not result in any injury.

After several hours, a peaceful surrender occurred and officers were able to take him into custody without further incident. 

Officers said that there were no injuries to report and that there are no criminal charges pending at this time. The subject is currently being held for psychiatric evaluation.


(UPDATE: September 27, 2018 2:31 p.m.) BPD says that a subject is in custody. 


Multiple homes were evacuated in a Northeast Bakersfield neighborhood due to reports of a domestic call.

BPD arrived to a residence on Artesano Court in the City in the Hills neighborhood located in Northeast Bakersfield shortly before 11 a.m. this morning. BPD says one subject is armed.

Multiple houses in the immediate area were evacuated. BPD has closed Oporto between Cordonata & Lozano Way. According to BPD, negotiators are on scene.

We will update you as more information becomes available.