Armed man who escaped police in Pleasant Hill was found

- 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.

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.
 

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