Armed Man Arrested After Standoff In P.G.

An armed man who reportedly threatened suicide was taken into custody by Pacific Grove police following a standoff at his apartment Wednesday.

Police said Randel Lee Charles, 47, walked out of his residence at 6:41 p.m. after negotiating with police by telephone for 1½ hours.

Charles, police said, was apparently under the influence of alcohol, carrying a loaded gun and in possession of a number of illegal weapons.

Officers searching his apartment found a billy club, illegal ammunition, a handgun, shotguns and assault rifles.

Armed Man Arrested After Standoff In P.G.