- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man who caused an hours-long standoff outside the California Capitol says he had to do something drastic because someone was conspiring to kill him.

Edgar Napoles Rodriguez told The Sacramento Bee (https://bit.ly/1rozfHX ) Tuesday that his life was in danger because of an insurance scam and he resorted to the standoff after an officer rebuffed earlier pleas for help.

He did not specify who wanted to harm him or why. He repeatedly said he is mentally sound and not using drugs. Police have declined to comment on Napoles Rodriguez’ mental state.

He was appointed a public defender during his Wednesday arraignment.

Napoles Rodriguez is charged with making a bomb threat and resisting an officer after barricading himself in a graffiti-covered car outside the Capitol Monday.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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