Armed man has hours-long standoff with deputies before taking his own life, authorities say

LAKE FOREST — An armed, suicidal man held deputies at bay for more than four hours on Tuesday before taking his own life, authorities said.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call from a man threatening suicide shortly before 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, Lt. Nathan Wilson said.

The 59-year-old man was spotted inside his car with a firearm at a parking lot at the intersection of Glenn Ranch Road and Definition, near the Oakley headquarters, Wilson said.

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