Suspect Charged for San Francisco Bridge Standoff

SAN FRANCISCO -- 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.