A portion of Patterson Road south of Oakdale was briefly closed to traffic Tuesday afternoon while deputies negotiated with a distraught man who refused to come out of his home.
Deputies went to the home in the 8400 block of Patterson Road at about 1 p.m. for a security check after someone in the home called 911 but said nothing to a dispatcher, according to Stanislaus County Sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran.
When deputies arrived they found a woman outside the home who said her husband was despondent because they had been in an argument.
She told deputies her husband had fired a round from a gun outside their house and had made threats to harm himself. When deputies tried to talk to the man, he refused to leave his home, Bejaran said.
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For precautionary reasons deputies closed Patterson Road between Albers and Crane roads. Using a PA system and a telephone, deputies talked to the distraught man and encourage him to come outside after about ten minutes.
He was taken to Doctors Behavioral Health Center for a 72-hour psychiatric hold without further incident.