HACIENDA HEIGHTS — A man was held for psychiatric evaluation Tuesday following a standoff after he was seen firing a BB or airsoft gun in the neighborhood, shattering a neighbor’s window, officials said.
The incident was first reported about 9:30 a.m. when a neighbor reported seeing a “man with a gun,” in the 15000 of Cargreen Ave., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Raymond Enriquez said.
Follow-up reports indicated that a window had been smashed, however the gun may be a BB or airsoft gun, and the alleged gunman was a possibly schizophrenic neighbor who was now in his backyard.
Police cautiously encircled the home and ordered the man out, Enriquez said. After about two hours, the man’s father convinced him to come outside and surrender.
Deputies took the man for a psychological evaluation and wrote a vandalism report for the damaged window, Enriquez said.