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Armed standoff on Stanmar ends in arrest
An armed standoff between police and a reported armed suspect on Stanmar Drive in Corning ended without incident at around 4:15 p.m. on Friday.
At 2:46 p.m., Corning police dispatch received a call that a man was holding a woman at gunpoint at 554 Stanmar Drive.
When police arrived at the residence, they learned Ken Eden, 52, of Corning, was inside the home with a woman, and that he was holding a handgun to her head, according to Corning police.
California Highway Patrol and Tehama County Sheriff's Department officers responded to assist and the residence was soon surrounded.
Eden refused to come out of the home and would not allow the woman to leave.
Police soon placed blockades on Stanmar at Divisadero Avenue and Colusa Street for precautionary measures, and cleared residents from the surrounding homes. Corning Fire Department also cordoned off the area.
Around 3:20 p.m., Eden walked the woman to the front door of the residence and allowed her to exit the home. Police said that although she was terribly shaken, she appeared unharmed.
She was escorted to a waiting police vehicle by Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt.
Eden, reported to be extremely intoxicated and still armed, refused to exit the residence.
Using a bullhorn, Corning Police Officer Justin Jourdon announced, "Ken, this is the Corning Police Department. We want you to come outside with your hands up."
There was no response.
Police used this tactic several times with no success. They also tried to contact Eden by telephone, but the suspect reportedly would not respond.
Tehama County SWAT was called to the scene, but before they arrived, and after another attempt with the bullhorn, Eden stepped out of the home with his hands raised.
As he reached the driveway, police with their guns drawn commanded Eden to lay on the ground. He complied, and after checking that he was unarmed, police handcuffed Eden and placed him in a patrol vehicle.
After being medically cleared by par medics on scene, Eden was transported to the Tehama County Jail where he was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted homicide, domestic battery and resisting a police officer, said Corning Police Chief Don Atkins.
A neighbor from across the street from the home said Eden and the woman "often fought."