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Lakeside deputies arrest wanted man openly carrying loaded rifle

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 18:06:04-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's Department says deputies arrested a wanted man on Sunday who was openly carrying a loaded rifle in the East County.

Lakeside deputies were called after witnesses reported a man walking around with a loaded M4 rifle around his chest, according to the department. Deputies responded and took the man and his weapon into custody.

SDSO said the man was a wanted parolee and that he had a felony warrant stemming from a case involving an assault with a deadly weapon.

It is also illegal for a convicted felon to be in possession of a firearm in California, the department added.

The parolee's identity was not released.