Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of a man reportedly waving around a gun and pointing it at traffic near the intersection of Valle De Oro and Newhall Avenue on Friday, according to first responder radio traffic.
The man was described as Hispanic, with tattoos on his stomach, wearing a black hat and no shirt. The gun was described as a silver handgun.
According to Sgt. Gillespie, watch sergeant for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, the gun turned out to not be an operable firearm but was either a replica or other imitation of a firearm. Gillespie said the man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence in public.
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