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April 1, 2023

Distraught woman with gun surrenders after standoff in Aromas

Police and sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a distraught woman with a shotgun at her home shortly before 2 p.m. Monday and had to rescue family members from the home during a three-hour standoff on Cannon Road in San Benito County.

The woman surrendered just before 5 p.m. after talking at length with negotiators with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, which helped out with mutual aid. Nobody was injured in the situation that occurred in a wooded, rural area of the county just off Highway 101.

Before that happened, police removed three family members from the home, including two children.

Below, see the video interview at the scene with Capt. Eric Taylor of the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office about shortly before the woman surrendered: