Carlsbad police wrote in a press release, "The subject reportedly took a large amount of prescription medication and consumed a large amount of alcohol. He then went to his bedroom where he kept firearms and told his family members that he wanted to have a violent confrontation with the police department. The family members became fearful and hid in the residence."
Shortly after 2 a.m., police set off a diversionary flash-bang grenade and took the man into custody without further incident.
No one was injured during the incident. The subject was transported to Tri-City Medical Center for an evaluation.
–City News Service and Carlsbad Police contributed to this report