Buena Park man brandishes rifle after argument with roommmate

Buena Park police respond to the 7800 block of La Fiesta Drive following an argument between roommates Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (Christina Herrera)

A Buena Park man was taken into police custody after threatening his roommate and brandishing a weapon.

At 3:25 p.m., Buena Park Police Department officers received a call from a man who said he had gotten into an argument with his roommate at a home in the 7800 block of La Fiesta Drive. He told police the roommate made threats and then brandished a rifle before heading to the backyard.

Police air patrol arrived at the scene and officers saw the roommate sitting in the backyard, but did not see a weapon. Authorities made contact with the man who said he had a rifle.

The SWAT team was called and a K-9 was deployed to take down the suspect. At 5:30 p.m., he was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The man faces threats and weapons charges.

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