Friday, September 25, 2009
Rumor Has It Suspect Pointed Gun At Officer, Fled...
At about 11:15 last night, driving around after the highly-successful Hawthorne Neighborhood Council annual meeting and dinner (did I mention I was re-elected to the board?) intense police activity was noticable on the south side of W. Broadway, around Golden Valley Road, Irving, James, Girard.
Police had an area of many square blocks blockaded with squad cars, and...
...a police helicopter hovered above. On West Broadway, two young male suspects were briefly detained and released. In one area, police appeared to hover intensely over computers on the hood of a squad car, and that particular location seemed to be a kind of command post for the incident, whatever the incident was.
A resident on Hillside Ave. N. took this amatuer video of a police helicopter hovering low. One source says the "official rumor" is that a suspect pointed a gun at an officer, then fled. The officer was not injured. Word is police went door-to-door searching for the suspect. This is all unconfirmed.
If anybody has information on the incident, please feel free to post it.