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Man arrested for ‘brandishing a firearm’ at LA recruiting station, annoyed Marines


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Los Angeles County deputies arrested a man for walking into a US Marine Corps recruiting center and brandishing a toy gun Tuesday morning.

According to the LA Times, officials say 23-year-old transient Angel Cruz walked in and out of the Lancaster-based recruiting center several times before he was asked to leave for being a nuisance.

Upon the final request for him to leave, Cruz lifted his shirt and brandished a firearm tucked in his waistband.

According to Deputy Joshua Stamsek, Cruz was later found walking away from the area and detained after deputies found a toy gun on his person, which ultimately turned out to be a toy that was painted black.

Cruz was later arrested on suspicion of brandishing an imitation firearm, being under the influence of a controlled substance and having an outstanding warrant for a DUI. He is currently being held on a $145,000 bond.

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