SWAT team searches for armed man in La Mirada

LA MIRADA — A sheriff’s SWAT team searched a neighborhood late Tuesday and early Wednesday in search of a gun-toting man who ran from deputies.
The armed man — a passenger who fled from authorities during a traffic stop –  was not found, however the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Al Reyes said.
Jerry Bresnahan, 23, a parolee whose city of residency was not available, was being held without bail, according to sheriff’s officials and booking records.
The incident shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday when deputies pulled over a car on Valley View Avenue, just north of Rosecrans Avenue, the lieutenant said.
“A passenger ran out of vehicle carrying a firearm,” Reyes said. Witnesses told deputies they saw him running into a nearby church.
Several people ran out of the church, and sheriff’s SWAT officials were summoned to set up a search perimeter, Reyes said.
Authorities determined the armed man was no longer in the area and ended their search about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Bresnahan was due for arraignment Friday in Bellflower Superior Court.

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