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Man suspected of brandishing gun at tennis club spotted in Hahamongna Park, arrested

Man brandishes weapon at Flint Canyon Tennis Club
Detectives with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station have arrested a man suspected of brandishing a firearm Monday afternoon at La Cañada Flintridge’s Flint Canyon Tennis Club before taking off in a silver sedan.
(Sara Cardine / La Cañada Valley Sun)

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of brandishing a firearm outside La Cañada’s Flint Canyon Tennis Club Monday before fleeing in a silver sedan.

The man, described by sheriff’s officials as a black adult, was seen by community service officer Aaron Viteri at around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in a vehicle parked in the upper parking lot of Hahamongna Watershed Park across the street from La Cañada High School, less than 1 mile away from Monday’s incident.

Patrol units responded to the location and safely detained the suspect, who was found in possession of a handgun and narcotics, according to a release issued by the station. His name and city of residence were not publicly available as of press deadline.

A similarly described individual was seen earlier Wednesday, at around 11 a.m., in a fast food restaurant on the 400 block of Foothill Boulevard, where he allegedly committed an act of battery against an unspecified victim.

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After initiating a lookout for the man who had been outside the tennis club on Monday, deputies located that same day a vehicle possibly matching that of the suspect’s on or near Oakwood Avenue. But it was determined not to be to the same person seen earlier at the club, Watch Commander Lt. Robert Hahnlein reported Monday.

Detectives from Crescenta Valley Station are currently investigating any link between the suspect and the recent crimes. Anyone who may have information is asked to call (818) 248-3464.

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