• Matt Esnayra

Man points fake gun at three boys, LBPD says

Long Beach Police searched for a man who allegedly pointed a fake gun at children near El Dorado Park on Monday night.

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LBPD spokesperson Paige White says officers arrived at an area of Wardlow Road and the San Gabriel River at roughly 7:03 p.m., after being alerted about a man pointing a gun at three boys.

  • Officers established a perimeter; the SWAT team arrived, and residents were advised to evacuate or shelter in place.

  • According to police dispatch, a BearCat armored car and a drone were utilized in the manhunt.

  • Police searched an encampment and located a pump action air rifle on top of a container labeled ‘Raymond’s stuff.’

The man fled from the scene before the police arrived, but the investigation is ongoing, says White.
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