Man arrested on domestic violence and assault charges in Antioch Friday night

By Lieutenant Don LaDue, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:00 p.m., Antioch Police Dispatch received a report of a male who had armed himself with a handgun in his home, in the Alvarado Drive/Silverado Drive neighborhood, and was threatening to shoot everyone inside. He reportedly owned several other firearms.

Officers arrived within four minutes of APD receiving the call and quickly set up a safety perimeter around the house and established communications with the male. After officers spoke with the man by phone for several minutes, he agreed to come outside, unarmed, and speak with officers. He was detained without injury to himself or anyone else inside. Officers learned he was upset due to several ongoing medical issues.

The male, whose name was not provided by police, was arrested, medically cleared at a local area hospital, and booked into County Jail for domestic violence and assault charges.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Antioch Police Dept. at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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