Wells State Park ends peacefully
By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer
OCOTILLO WELLS — A man wielding a handgun Thursday threatened to kill himself at this North County site until authorities talked the man into dropping the weapon.
The standoff started about 4:30 p.m. when family called authorities to report the man's depressed condition.
Family members told authorities the Santee man, whose name was not released, had come for a visit and was depressed about personal problems.
When authorities arrived in Ocotillo Wells State Park in North County, the man was wielding a handgun as he stood next to a pickup. County Sheriff's Office officials said the man was threatening to kill himself.