Frazier Park Man Arrested after Seven-Hour SWAT Standoff

Frazier Park Man Arrested after Seven-Hour SWAT Standoff

FRAZIER PARK — A 45-year-old Frazier Park man is in jail tonight after seven-hour SWAT standoff on Sunday night that ended in the early morning hours on Monday.

Jeffrey Richardson was booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began at around 10 p.m. on June 14, when deputies responded to the 4400 block of Ash Trail in Frazier Park for a report of a man threatening his neighbors with a flame throwing device.

Richardson was identified by his neighbors as using the device to drive flames toward them and their property.

When deputies arrived and attempted to make contact with Richardson, they said that he retreated to his home, where he barricaded himself inside. The Kern County SWAT team responded and took Richardson into custody at approximately 5 a.m. the following morning.

Frazier Park Man Arrested after Seven-Hour SWAT Standoff was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by admin
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