Suspect in Hollister Round Table stand off incident identified by police
HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION-TV) The San Benito County Sheriff's Office says that they arrested a man, who is possibly armed, inside the Round Table in Hollister.
The man has since been identified as 40-year-old Rodolfo Ayala by Hollister Police.
According to police, they were responding to reports that Ayala was allegedly walking through the parking lot of Round Table Pizza with what appeared to be a handgun and looked to "rack" the gun as if he was loading a round into the chamber.
A witness told police it appeared Ayala then stuffed the weapon inside a duffle bag and entered the Round Table Pizza.
Multiple agencies responded and as they were evacuating people inside the building, some of the people inside told police Ayala had shown the handgun to employees.
As police made entry into the building, the suspect came through the front door and was confronted by police before being detained.
The weapon in question, according to police, ended up being a pellet gun.
Ayala faces multiple charges, including holding an imitation firearm in a threatening manner and openly displaying it in public. He's also accused of being in possession of stolen property and drug-related charges.