A 48-year-old man was taken into custody in Pomona on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and being the subject of an arrest warrant for alleged criminal threats, authorities reported Tuesday.

Hector Gutierrez Lopez, of Pomona, was pulled over for a window tint violation Monday near Garey Avenue and Phillips Boulevard, according to the Pomona Police Department.

He allowed officers to search his car, and they allegedly found a loaded, small-caliber firearm in the center console.

Lopez told officers that the weapon was for protection, but he was arrested for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, according to police. He also had a warrant out for his arrest in a criminal threats case, the details of which were not released.

He is being held at the Pomona city jail in lieu of $30,000 bail, and is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Pomona courthouse on Wednesday.

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