Shortly before 4 p.m., Colton Police Department officers and members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad responded to Plaza Las Glorias near the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Olive Street.
A photo tweeted by police Lt. Jim Jolliff showed the suspect kneeling on a sidewalk with his arms spread apart. Just after 6 p.m., another tweet from the lieutenant said negotiations were in progress.
Still in negotiations. Subject is following directions so far. pic.twitter.com/wdBqikSrSN— Lt Jim Jolliff (@LtJimJolliff) February 17, 2019
Mount Vernon Avenue was closed between Colton Avenue and Olive Street as the standoff continued.
News video from the scene shows a remote-controlled police robot approaching the man as he holds an object in his left hand.
At 9 p.m., police announced the man was in custody while the bomb squad continued to clear the scene. Whether he was in fact in possession of an explosive device was unclear.
No injuries were reported.