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Man accused of striking father arrested after standoff with Woodland police

A man accused of striking his 73-year-old father, brandishing a screwdriver at police, then barricading himself in a Woodland apartment was taken into custody Tuesday.

The incident began about 7:49 a.m. when Woodland police officers were dispatched to an apartment at 338 North St. regarding a man who reported that his son had struck him. That man told police that his son, Jorge Ahumada, 41, might be possessing a screwdriver or knife, according to a Police Department news release.

Officers found Ahumada in front of the apartment. Police said Ahumada brandished a screwdriver or knife at the officers and refused their commands to drop the weapon. Ahumada continued to advance toward officers, who continued to order him to drop what was determined to be screwdriver. Ahumada then went into the apartment and locked himself inside, the news release said.

The Police Department’s tactical operations team responded and spent more than an hour trying to communicate with Ahumada via phone and a public address system. When these efforts failed, chemical agents and a Taser were used to take Ahumada into custody without injury, the news release said.

Ahumada was taken to Woodland Memorial Hospital for routine medical clearance, then to the Yolo County Jail. He was arrested for four active warrants and booked on suspicion of felony elder abuse, brandishing a weapon and obstructing peace officers, police reported.

Some residents of the area were displaced during the incident.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy