Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a knife-wielding man who sparked a standoff in central Bakersfield.
50-year-old James Stephens holed up in a trailer at his ex-girlfriend’s house on Colton Street Wednesday morning and started threatening deputies. He also threatened to take his own life. The SWAT team used a flash bang grenade to get him out several hours later.
It is unclear why Stephens was at the home, as the woman has a restraining order against him.