Deputies arrest man allegedly in possession of Kevlar vest, gun in mall parking lot

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A man was arrested shortly after he was alleged to have been yelling inside the Valencia Town Center food court before reportedly being found later in possession of a bulletproof vest and firearm.  

On Friday evening, deputies were called to the 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard regarding a business disturbance call, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.  

“It was reported that a male Hispanic adult had been yelling inside the location prior to deputy arrival,” Arriaga said. “Deputies searched the location and located a male matching the suspect description in the parking lot.” 

While detaining the 28-year-old Castaic man, deputies noted that he was wearing a Kevlar vest, according to the initial incident report.  

“A search of the vehicle the male was originally seen seated in, prior to contact, deputies located a loaded handgun with additional ammunition,” said Arriaga. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.   

The man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and held in lieu of $10,000 bail.  

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