UPDATED: Glendora PD Searching For Reported Armed Suspect

Large containment area set up with multiple police agencies. The suspect pointed a gun at two bounty hunters and fled, police said.

UPDATE, Nov. 21, 3:40 p.m.: Glendora Police were still unable to find the 29-year-old suspect Jose Rosas after police from several agencies set up a containment area Tuesday night. The search was called off at around 1:13 a.m. early Wednesday morning. The suspect has not been found, apprehended or arrested, Lt. Brian Summers said.

Summers said Rosas, who goes by Emmanuel "Manny" Freeman, was approached by bounty hunters at his home in the 2000 block of East Inola Steet Tuesday night regarding a warrant for his arrest out of Long Beach. Rosas is reportedly an L.A. Occupy activist and is wanted for obstructing an officer during a L.A. Occupy protest in Long Beach, said Summers.

Summers said law enforcement agencies were informed that the suspect was potentially armed based on several eyewitness reports.

Family members insist that Rosas was not armed when he fled from the bounty hunters, referring to him as a "peace-loving hippie."

"We have two separate sides of who is saying what," said Summers. "We’re going to assume he is potentially armed, just like we would anyone else when there is an allegation of a firearm being made.

"We told the family it’s probably safer for everyone involved if he would just turn himself in," said Summers. "It doesn't need to be a bigger matter than it was originally."

Anyone with information on Rosas' whereabouts is encouraged to call Glendora Police at (626) 914-8250.

UPDATE, 1:29 a.m.: Officers ended their containment and search for a reported armed suspect around 1:13 a.m., according to scanner reports. Police conducted a yard-to-yard search and checked some vehicles leaving the area, but have not found the suspect.

UPDATE, 11:28 p.m.: Officers and the Foothill Special Enforcement Team are still searching for a man who reportedly brandished a gun at two bounty hunters who attempted to serve him a warrant for his arrest, according to Captain Tim Staab of Glendora Police. Several other people reportedly saw suspect Jose Rosas, 29, brandish the weapon as well, said Staab.

The bounty hunters tried to serve the warrant in the 2000 block of East Inola Steet. The subject allegedly brandished the weapon and fled north across Route 66 and to the area of Country Club Drive. Officers are conducting yard-to-yard searches with the aid of two K-9 units, Staab said.

The suspect had a warrant out of Long Beach for his arrest, Staab said.

PREVIOUSLY: An allegedly armed man is the subject of a large search by Glendora Police.

The man was reportedly approached by a group at his residence before 7:30 p.m. and the suspect allegedly flashed a handgun at them, according to scanner reports.

The man was last seen running eastbound in the area of East Financial Way and the housing tract on Saratoga Lane.

Glendora Police have a large containment set up.

Covina Police, Azusa Police, a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputy and a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter overhead are assisting Glendora Police with the search. A SWAT team has been mobilized as well, according to scanner reports.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

b_gee November 21, 2012 at 09:06 AM
Amber Lynn November 21, 2012 at 09:10 AM
is there a treehouse in your backyard? :)
Uncle Rudy November 21, 2012 at 09:16 AM
@ hazel please reread your bio it compels you to update the story with his families concern it is your duty as editor of the patch
nichole November 21, 2012 at 09:18 AM
@Hazel let our voices be heard.
Mandy M November 21, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Hit that one dead on Srs.


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