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      Sheriff's office: Man detained after Bakersfield standoff

      {A href="http://search.bakersfieldnow.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=Bakersfield"}BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Authorities were involved Monday in a standoff with a man they believed was possibly armed with a gun.

      Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt said the suspect was seen holding a stick, later described as a broom handle, and was seen making motions to his waistband as though he also had a firearm.

      The suspect, Robert Mendoza, was standing on the front lawn of a home at Water and Nelson streets in northeast Bakersfield before he was arrested around 2 p.m.

      He didn't have a gun.

      Pruitt said U.S. Marshals tracked the man to the Bakersfield house.

      Mendoza was wanted for parole violation and allegations of assault with a deadly weapon. He now also faces possible charges of resisting arrest.
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