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Eight-Hour Standoff Ends In Thousand Palms; Arrest Made

THOUSAND PALMS – A man who pulled a gun on firefighters treating him for a seizure in his mobile home was tracked down and arrested at a local hospital, sheriff’s deputies said.

Stanley Dale Pearson, 26, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a firearm, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. He could also face drug charges.

It was unclear what may have caused Pearson to threaten the paramedics, but Riverside County fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said Pearson was “somewhat incoherent and confused.”

He was being questioned — about what exactly was not disclosed — when he grabbed the gun, according to Herrera, who said firefighters backed out of the trailer.

Firefighters were sent to the Shenandoah Springs Mobile Home Park in the 32000 block of Wells Fargo Drive at 10:49 a.m., Herrera said. After Pearson threatened firefighters, a sheriff’s Special Weapons And Tactics team surrounded the trailer and eventually sent in a robot, but Pearson was gone, deputies said. Some drugs and guns were found in the trailer authorities said.

Pearson was arrested at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, where he was found about 7:30 p.m.

KESQ News Team

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