Man Suspected Of Pointing Toy Gun Arrested

Police Say Man With Gun Seen Near Rosecrans, Hancock Streets In Sports Arena

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he pointed a toy gun at someone in the Sports Arena area, according to police.

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Police responded to initial reports of a man who had what appeared to be a shotgun near the intersection of Rosecrans and Hancock streets at about 10:30 a.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Darryl Hoover. Officers also received a report that the man had pointed the gun at someone.

Officers temporarily closed nearby streets and ordered the man to get on the ground. He was taken into custody without incident in the 3000 block of Hancock.

After the arrest, officers determined that the shotgun was actually a toy BB gun. It was unclear where the man got the toy gun.

Hoover said no officers were threatened and that no shots were fired. No injuries were reported.

Police said Henry Lispier, 26, was charged with violating a law against "displaying or disposing an imitation firearm in a public place," police said.

Lispier was being held at the San Diego Central Jail. Bail was set at $20,000. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the San Diego courthouse, according to jail records.

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