Standoff at propane yard closes Calif. highway

03/1/2013 | Manteca Bulletin (Calif.)

A state highway was closed during a police standoff with a man at a propane yard in Manteca, Calif. on Feb. 27. According to police, an armed man drove his truck through a fence at the Van Unen Miersma Propane yard and hit a pump, causing an explosion and fire. The man also attempted to steal a propane truck. The standoff lasted three hours, and ended in gunfire. Police say the man was taken to a nearby hospital. It was unclear whether the man was injured by himself or by authorities.

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