Armed Man Arrested, Subdued After Reportedly Chasing Woman

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Police briefly struggled with a reportedly armed man early Monday morning after he chased a woman he was in a relationship with.

The suspect was found, arrested and the gun was recovered about one block away from the Glendora Police Station, 150 S. Glendora Ave., where the woman ran to and called for help, police said.

The incident was reported at 3:26 a.m. when the woman ran to the police station and said she was being chased by the armed suspect. Responding officers found the man in the 100 block of South Vista Bonita Avenue.

“He resisted arrest,” said Sgt. Mike Randazzo of Glendora Police. “He was basically controlled with hand-to-hand techniques.”

An automatic handgun was recovered near where the man was arrested, found ditched in some bushes. The gun was determined to be stolen, Randazzo said.

The man and woman were in some type of a relationship, Randazzo said.

Arrested was Anthony Gallo, 33. He was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, violating his probation, false imprisonment, corporal injury on a spouse, receiving stolen property and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Gallo is being held without bail pending an initial court appearance scheduled at the West Covina Courthouse October 21, according to county booking records.

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