According to the California Highway Patrol a man barricaded himself in a building on Grangeville Boulevard and University Avenue in Hanford. Officers say the man had a 22-caliber gun and said he wanted an officer to kill him.
The standoff started around 6pm Wednesday. A KMPH news crew did see the swat team surround the building and did hear the swat team call for the man to come out.
Neighbors say the building is a storage facility in the back and offices for several businesses in front.