Police arrested a man at the Lodi Econolodge motel today after they said he made threats against the motel manager.
Matthew Suess, 32, who was staying at the motel on Cherokee Lane with his wife, was arrested around noon after police say he threatened the motel manager.
"(The manager) said he was a former Marine with sniper training and was going to come down the hallway and kill her," Lodi Police Sgt. Mike Oden said.
The manager also told police she thought she heard a woman screaming, and then gunshots, before the yelling stopped, Oden said.
When police arrived, Suess reportedly told them, "You're going to need a whole SWAT team," Oden said.
Police surrounded the area and communicated with Suess, who they said sounded frustrated, from outside.
"He was pretty agitated," Oden said.
Police called the motel room and spoke with his wife, Nancy Suess, who said Matthew Suess was upset and possibly suffering from mental health issues, Oden said.
Nancy Suess soon left the room uninjured, and told police that her husband never hurt or threatened her, Oden said.
A Lodi police negotiator called the room and spoke with Suess, who began to calm down. Within five minutes, Suess walked outside and was arrested without further incident.
Police did not find a weapon. Suess will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, Oden said.
Suess is currently being held on charges of felony threats.
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