UPDATE: Special crime team helps arrest alleged gun-toting assault suspect

Deputy Halloran searches a vehicle near Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway, Monday May 7, 2018. Eddy Martinez/The Signal.
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Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Crime Impact Team helped deputies arrest a man accused of chasing another man through a Valencia parking lot at gunpoint Monday.

About 1:30 p.m., deputies pulled over a motorist at the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway near La Cocina Bar & Grill.

“This was a suspect in a criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon, case,” Lt. Andy Dahring told The Signal.

The CIT is a special operations unit, Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station said.

“They were assisting detectives in the arrest,” she said.

The suspect, a Santa Clarita man in his 30s, was arrested in connection with a gun incident earlier in the day.

Deputies responded to a call at 7 a.m. reporting “an adult with a gun chasing another man through the parking lot” at 28500 Westinghouse Place.

“He allegedly pointed a handgun and made a threat to shoot,” she said, noting that the victim and suspect know each other.

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