Man Suspected of Firing on Kids at Ice Cream Truck

Sep 15, 2014 9:11 AM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Police say that after a nine-hour standoff they have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of shooting at a group of children who were surrounding an ice cream truck in San Bernardino.

No children were injured by the gunfire Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Richard Lawhead says police fired pyrotechnic tear gas into the man's house late Sunday night and captured him when he jumped out a window.

Lawhead says the man was bitten by a police dog during the arrest and likely had other injuries, but the extent was unclear.

Lawhead tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that when police first arrived the man retreated to his house and shot three rounds at an armored vehicle.

A few dozen homes in the neighborhood were evacuated as SWAT officers try to coax him out.

Lawhead says the man was "ranting" but refused to communicate directly with police.


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