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Pasadena police on Monday took a man into custody after a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle was reported firing indiscriminately at a public archery range.
Police went to the 400 block of South Arroyo Boulevard and observed the suspect standing near a bridge, armed with what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle.
They ordered Bradley Cutler, 39, a Pasadena resident, to drop the rifle, and he immediately complied. He was detained without officers having to use force.
Later it turned out that the rifle was an air-off assault rifle replica. Bradley also had an illegal dagger and he was held on a weapons charge with a $20,000 bail.
This was the second encounter Pasadena police had with an armed suspect in 24 hours.
About 11 p.m Saturday, officers assigned to the violence reduction task force were patrolling the El Molino and Mountain areas when they saw a known gang member acting suspiciously.
The gang member ran but after a brief foot pursuit, the man was taken into custody. Officers retraced his path and found a loaded handgun.
“In both incidents the involved officers used exceptional tactics and judgement to bring closure without lethal force. Their actions were courageous and prudent,” said Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez.
— City News Service