Man accused of gun threat and resisting authorities posts bail

A 64-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly brandishing a gun and threatening a person, then resisting police orders while barricaded inside his apartment, is out on bail.

The Palm Springs man posted $25,000 bail on Tuesday, according to jail records. He was arrested Monday evening at 10 PM after the Palm Springs Police Department received a report around 6 PM from a person claiming that he pointed a gun at the person outside an apartment complex at 1889 N. Cerritos Rd. and told the person to leave the area.

According to police, the man made derogatory remarks about the reporting party’s race.

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When officers arrived at the complex, where the man who arrested is a tenant, he first threatened to come out of his apartment with a gun and then barricaded himself inside. A SWAT team was called to take control of the situation and negotiate with him.

The man 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.

He 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. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance at the Larson Justice Center on March 10.

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