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Suspect allegedly threatened to shoot police

April 30, 2013

Huntington Beach police arrested a man who allegedly threatened to shoot police when they arrived to serve him a warrant Monday.

Kevin Perry, 38, of Huntington Beach, was taken away from a home in the 20900 block of Mission Lane at 5:15 p.m. Monday. He was wanted for burglary and narcotics charges and a parole violation, according to police.

A police officer saw the suspect near a house on Mission Lane on Monday and pursued him when he fled, according to a department Facebook post.

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Authorities said the warrant listed Perry as armed and dangerous, and the suspect claimed to have a firearm and threatened to shoot police as he hid in the rafters of a garage.

The streets around the Mission Lane home were closed from about 3 to 6 p.m.

— Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio

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