Suspect charged for San Francisco bridge standoff

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge sits closed to all traffic following a standoff on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. According to authorities, a motorist stopped his car on the roadway during morning commute and told police he had a gun and an explosive device before eventually surrendering. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge sits closed to all traffic following a standoff on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. According to authorities, a motorist stopped his car on the roadway during morning commute and told police he had a gun and an explosive device before eventually surrendering.

A California man accused of halting traffic on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and threatening to blow it up is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on multiple crimes.

Prosecutors charged 51-year-old Craig Carlos-Valentino, of Antioch, on Friday with making a false bomb threat, resisting or delaying a California Highway Patrol officer, kidnapping and child endangerment.

Authorities say he was distraught over family problems when he stopped his SUV on the upper deck around 7 a.m. Thursday, dialed 911 and threatened to blow up the span.

Police say he brandished a gun and threatened to kill himself during an ensuing standoff.

His 16-year-old daughter escaped from the SUV.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man accused of halting traffic on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and threatening to blow it up is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on multiple crimes.

Prosecutors charged 51-year-old Craig Carlos-Valentino, of Antioch, on Friday with making a false bomb threat, resisting or delaying a California Highway Patrol officer, kidnapping and child endangerment.

Authorities say he was distraught over family problems when he stopped his SUV on the upper deck around 7 a.m. Thursday, dialed 911 and threatened to blow up the span.

Police say he brandished a gun and threatened to kill himself during an ensuing standoff.

His 16-year-old daughter escaped from the SUV.