The Signal

Deputies arrest man on suspicion of brandishin­g firearm in two incidents

- By Michael Picarella Signal Staff Writer

A 24-year-old Canyon Country man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of brandishin­g a firearm in two separate incidents, both in Canyon Country, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

According to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoma­n for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, COBRA detectives, with the help of the Special Assignment Team, made the arrest at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 27100 block of Silver Oak Lane in Canyon Country during the execution of a search warrant.

The first incident, Arriaga said, took place on April 6 at Soledad Canyon Road and Reuther Avenue during which the suspect was accused of pointing a firearm at someone during a road rage incident. The second incident took place on April 18 in the 18300 block of Oakmont Drive, with the suspect allegedly brandishin­g a firearm in a confrontat­ion with a security guard who was conducting a patrol check of an apartment complex. The man, who was driving by in a gray sedan, confronted the security guard on patrol, Arriaga said.

“The suspect questioned the victim’s purpose and brandished a firearm while doing so,” Arriaga added. “The suspect fled prior to deputy arrival and remained outstandin­g at the time the report was taken.”

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm — a rifle and ammunition, Arriaga said. He was booked into the SCV Sheriff’s Station and remained in custody as of Thursday.

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