Man in custody after standoff in East Bakersfield

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 21:17:37-04

A man was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a brief standoff with Bakersfield police.

The man was trespassing in a canal with a knife near Lake Street and Virginia Street, according to police.

After about an hour and a half standoff police used less than lethal force to subdue the man.