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CHP Arrests Mentally Unstable Man, After Bridge Standoff

November 11, 2010  | 

A mentally unstable man held up traffic on the Bay Bridge Thursday morning, after calling 911 and threatening to blow up the sport-utility vehicle he stoped on the bridge's upper deck, reports

Craig Carlos-Valentino, 51, of Antioch, had his 16-year-old daughter in the SUV and was taken into custody at 8 a.m. He had called police as well as a local radio station. He hung up on a crisis negotiator.

When California Highway Patrol officers arrived, Carlos-Valentino was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, which he threw into the water below. He later said it was a pellet gun.

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