MERCED PD PURSUES ARMED AND DANGEROUS SUSPECT ON FOOT INTO RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

Photo courtesy of Frank PerezPhoto courtesy of Frank Perez

MERCED, CA – Officers with the Merced PD were in a foot pursuit this morning with an armed man whom police described as “5150.” The suspect, who was wanted for unknown reasons at this time, came running from near G Street with officers right behind him. He then climbed onto the roof of a home on El Capitan and Olive area where authorities surrounded him at gunpoint.

“I didn’t hear any yelling until the police shouted for him to get down,” said a witness in the area, “they had to wait for fire department to bring a ladder, he went quietly.”
The man did not live at the home and did not know the resident who lives there. The man was being medically evaluated and it is not believed anyone was injured or  any damage done to property.
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