Knives, Fires, and an Eight-Hour SWAT Standoff

Knives, Fires, and an Eight-Hour SWAT Standoff
Photo: Abraham Jin Moon

WEST COVINA – Sometimes a house guest overstays their welcome…to questionable results. Such was the case when West Covina PD Officers immediately responded to a call of threats with a knife on January 7th.

As they arrived on the 3400 block of Willow Glen Lane at 6:51 AM, the victim met them outside. The knife-wielding house guest was still inside the residence.

Officers watched the suspect travel from room to room with a knife in each hand. The man refused to accept any attempts to make contact throughout the next four hours.

As a result, the WCPD SWAT Team responded at 11:30 AM, and evacuated several neighboring residents. Tear gas was deployed at about 2:40 PM.

Shortly after the deployment of the tear gas, officers observed that multiple fires were being started in different rooms of the home.  The WC Fire Department immediately responded for SWAT’s escort and a safe fire-extinguishing at the residence.

The barricaded suspect’s fires were limited to the one home. Twenty minutes later, Abraham Jin Moon (30) of Santa Clarita stepped out the back door to surrender his eight-hour standoff at 3:00 PM without further incident or injury to anyone.

Consequently, Moon was booked for suspicion of Arson and Criminal Threats. He remains on hold at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles with $250,000 Bail.

Knives, Fires, and an Eight-Hour SWAT Standoff was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles
Tags: arson, threats

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