Man arrested after six-hour standoff with police in San Mateo 

A man was arrested on numerous charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, after about a six-hour standoff in San Mateo starting on Monday, police said.

Shabo Atasuntsev, 27, of San Mateo, was arrested about 12:40 a.m. this morning and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, criminal threats and an outstanding warrant for his arrest in another case.

Police began investigating the case on Sunday when the original assault happened in the 2700 block of Edison Street. At the time, Atasuntsev was identified as the suspect but remained at large.

In that incident, Atasuntsev is alleged to have assaulted his roommate with a knife, causing minor lacerations to the roommate’s upper torso, Sgt. Rick Decker said. The original assault occurred about 8 a.m.

On Monday, police located Atasuntsev about 6:15 p.m. in the area of 28th Avenue and El Camino Real, about a block away from the original crime location and his residence, police said. He fled the officers and went back to his residence and barricaded himself in.

Police evacuated adjacent neighbors in Atasuntsev’s apartment building and called the SWAT unit.

Police made several attempts to contact Atasuntsev, which he reportedly ignored.

The SWAT team went into his apartment and discovered him hiding on an adjacent balcony and took him into custody about 12:40 a.m., police said. Residents were allowed to return to their homes about 1 a.m.

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