Disgruntled man with gun barricades himself, girlfriend in Nob Hill residence

An armed man held up in a Nob Hill residence Monday evening while his girlfriend locked herself in another room, prompting police to close off a section of Taylor Street for several hours.

The man, whose name has not been released, surrendered to police around 11:30 p.m. — some four and a half hours after his girlfriend dialed 911 “saying she heard her boyfriend say something about grabbing his gun,” Officer Albie Esparza said.

It’s unclear why the man barricaded himself in the residence. Esparza said the girlfriend’s life was not threatened and the man did not fire his gun.

Police specialist teams and negotiators arrived at the building on the unit block of Pleasant Street around 7:05 p.m., Esparza said. A command post was set up at Taylor and Clay streets.

The man was taken away from the scene by police but it’s not yet known if he faces criminal charges, Esparza said.

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