A 28-year-old man who allegedly pointed a rifle at a pro-Trump parade in Woodland Hills on Aug. 31 was being held Friday on $100,000 bail, police reported.
Hundreds of Trump supporters took part in a vehicle caravan that morning along Ventura Boulevard, heading toward Studio City. At about 11:30 a.m., there was a report of a possible shooting targeting the caravan as it passed by the Chalk Hills Court building in the 20300 block of Ventura Boulevard.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the occupants of an apartment in the 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard shouted and threw bottles at rally participants. One of them also pointed a rifle at one of the rally participants who was arguing with the group, but did not fire any shots, according to LAPD Officer William Cooper.
Responding officers and a SWAT team wound up surrounding the apartment, believing the suspects might be holed up inside. Following an hours-long barricade, the SWAT team made its way into the apartment about 5:30 p.m. and found no one inside, but recovered a rifle during the search, according to the LAPD.
Detectives subsequently identified Andre Allen Young as the suspect who allegedly pointed the gun and arrested him about 10:25 a.m. Thursdayn, according to police, who said a second firearm was found at his apartment.
Young was booked at the Van Nuys Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the LAPD reported.