An hours-long standoff in Novato, California came to a peaceful end yesterday when police officers used a police robot to deliver a vape pen to the suspect, who had threatened to burn down a gas station, reports the Sacramento Bee and Marin Independent Journal (via Gizmodo).

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the suspect, Juan Roman, became upset with a gas station manager over an issue with the pump. After arguing with employees, he returned to the store with a can of gas, poured it on the floor, and attempted to light it on fire before fleeing the scene. Police caught up with Roman and cornering him at a second gas station and called for backup when they thought that they caught sight of a gun. A SWAT team and negotiators…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/13/18181228/california-standoff-end-police-robot-delivered-vape-pen-to-suspect

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