PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (KTVU) - Police have found the man who was seen in possession of an assault-style rifle and wearing body armor in Pleasant Hill Friday night.
The 33-year-old man was found shortly after 1:00 p.m. Saturday but has not yet been identified. Police say he will receive medical evaluation and this is a “mental health issue.” Neighbors say he has been increasingly erratic over the last week.
No arrest has been made.
33 year old man in custody. Suspected in #PleasantHill incident reports of man with #bodyarmor and assault rifle. Police say this is a “mental health issue.” Not revealing suspect identity. Neighbors say he has been increasingly erratic over the last week. pic.twitter.com/MTBNUlhM8y— Christien Kafton (@CKaftonKTVU) February 3, 2018
The Pleasant Hill Police Department began receiving multiple calls of the gun-wielding man at about 10:31 p.m. Friday night. Officers responded promptly to the area of 100 Boyd Road and confirmed the man was wearing a bullet proof vest and had a gun.
A shelter-in-place was in effect and was lifted a few hours later.
Police say the first officers on the scene told the suspect to drop the weapon, but he ran into an apartment complex. Officers established a perimeter and called for backup.
Central County Regional SWAT team was activated and performed a search around the complex and its surrounding areas, but the suspect was not found until Saturday early afternoon.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 5’6” with brown hair and a light beard. He was wearing a dark beanie cap, camouflage pants and a bullet proof vest.
The incident is being investigated. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Pleasant Hill Police Department at (925) 288-4630.