Sheriff's office: Man detained after Bakersfield standoff

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Authorities were involved Monday in a standoff with a man they believed was possibly armed with a gun.

Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt said the suspect was seen holding a stick, later described as a broom handle, and was seen making motions to his waistband as though he also had a firearm.

The suspect, Robert Mendoza, was standing on the front lawn of a home at Water and Nelson streets in northeast Bakersfield before he was arrested around 2 p.m.

He didn't have a gun.

Pruitt said U.S. Marshals tracked the man to the Bakersfield house.

Mendoza was wanted for parole violation and allegations of assault with a deadly weapon. He now also faces possible charges of resisting arrest.