Written by AARON CASTREJON
SAN DIMAS – A man accused of threatening a security guard and potentially carrying a weapon fled from deputies after a brief tussle and hid from them, initiating a long search in a neighborhood.
Deputies were called at 5:43 p.m. after the man refused to leave Subway 1045 W. Arrow Hwy. September 19. During a check for weapons, the suspect resisted, briefly fought with deputies and ran, according to Sgt. Long of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas Station.
A witness later told deputies the suspect was seen with a weapon, Long told SGV CityWatch.
The suspect fled west across Lone Hill and into a neighborhood in the 100 block of West St. George Dr.
Both the deputy and suspect sustained minor injuries.
Deputies locked down the neighborhood and were told the suspect was hiding in a resident’s shed. A helicopter and K9 unit were called to help search.
The suspect eventually escaped and took refuge in some bushes Between Kaiser Permanente, 1255 W. Arrow Hwy., and a neighboring credit union to the east. He was spotted in some bushes during an expanded search.
Deputies fired a flash bang grenade towards the suspect who eventually surrendered around 9:30 p.m.
No weapons were found on the suspect, even after deputies retraced the path he likely took while fleeing, Long told SGV CityWatch.
Long declined to provide the suspect’s name, only describing him as a transient Hispanic man in his 30s. Long was unclear as to what charges the suspect would be booked on, stating a report had yet to be written.