Deputies respond to report of gunpoint assault in Canyon Country

A deputy inspects a grey Dodge with an air soft gun resting on its roof late Thursday afternoon. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal.

A report of a gunpoint assault in Canyon Country prompted a rapid response from law enforcement officials late Thursday afternoon.  

The report of an assault was received shortly after 4 p.m. near Canyon Crest Drive and Whites Canyon Road. 

“One guy pointed a gun at another guy,” said Lt. Jonathan Hoyt of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.    

Sheriff’s deputies near the corner of Fox Lane and Deer following a pursuit on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal

The initial report indicated that a black Glock had been used by the male suspect, who then reportedly fled the scene, heading eastbound on Canyon Crest.  

Deputies immediately began searching the surrounding Canyon Country neighborhoods looking for the suspect.  

At least one man was detained at the scene, where officials reportedly recovered an airsoft gun painted to imitate a real firearm. However, they continued to search for other weapons that could have been used.  

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.  

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