TRUCKEE, CA - A California man is being charged after a standoff with several police agencies in Truckee Monday.
Truckee police got a tip from the Nevada County Sheriff's Office that Robert Maklia may be in the area with a firearm, apparenty distraught over personal issues. They found him sitting in his parked vehicle on Richards Boulevard, northwest of Donner Pass Road. Police say he got out of his vehicle, handgun in hand, refusing orders to drop his gun.
Donner Pass Road and Richards Boulevard, as well as at least one offramp from Interstate 80, were closed in the area, and Truckee schools near the scene were locked down as a precautionary measure.
Police say Maklia fired his gun while hiding behind his vehicle. He then put down his handgun and approached police, who used a bean bag round to take him down when he refused their commands.
Maklia was taken to Tahoe Forest hospital for medical clearance and will be charged with Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Brandishing a Weapon to Law Enforcement. Officers of the California Highway Patrol, Nevada County Sheriff, and California State Parks assisted Truckee Police.
Local schools were released from lockdown immediately after Maklia was taken into custody. Police say students were not in any danger.