PALM SPRINGS (CNS)- A 64-year-old man is behind bars today for
allegedly threatening a man with a gun and resisting police orders while
barricading himself inside his apartment.
Anthony Scott Hansen, of Palm Springs, was arrested Monday after the
Palm Springs Police Department received a report around 6 p.m. from someone
claiming that Hansen pointed a gun at them outside an apartment complex at 1889
N. Cerritos Rd. and told them to leave the area.
According to police, Hansen made derogatory remarks about the
reporting party’s race.
When officers arrived at the complex, where Hansen is a tenant, he
first threatened to come out his apartment with a gun and then barricaded
himself inside. A SWAT team was called in to take control of the situation and
negotiate with him.
Hansen remained uncooperative and tear gas was used to force him out,
according to officials. After detaining him, officers searched his home and
found a 9mm handgun inside, authorities said.
Hansen was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on
suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and
resisting a police officer, where he remains on $25,000 bail. He is scheduled
to make his initial appearance at the Larson Justice Center on Thursday.
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