Home NEWS Police/Fire Pleasant Hill Man Detained Saturday After Overnight SWAT Response On Boyd Road

Pleasant Hill Man Detained Saturday After Overnight SWAT Response On Boyd Road


Hundreds of Pleasant Hill residents were ordered to shelter in their homes and not venture outside late Friday and into Saturday morning after reports reached police of a man, reportedly carrying an assault-type rifle and wearing a ballistic vest, walking on Boyd Road at 10:31 p.m.

On Saturday, officers detained a a 33-year-old resident of an apartment complex where the man was seen. The man gave himself up to police without a struggle at about 11:30 a.m. and is being evaluated by mental health experts.

Detectives are working to obtain a warrant for the man’s apartment as they continue their search for the rifle and vest. He has not been arrested but is being held for a health evaluation.

Heavily armed police, later supported by police helicopters, sealed off the area of the apartment complex and were able to confirm that there was an armed man – as described – in front of an apartment complex.

An armed posture was taken and a perimeter was established as officers continued their search for the man, according to Lt. Dave Nichols. The shelter-in-place order was then issued to residents living in the vicinity.

The Central County Regional SWAT team was activated and completed a search of the apartment complex at 100 Boyd Road and the surrounding areas. The subject was not located and his identity is currently unknown. He is described as a white male adult, approximately 5’6” with brown hair and a light beard. He was wearing a dark beanie cap, camouflage pants and a black ballistic vest.

The shelter-in-place advisory was lifted early Saturday morning.

Police encouraged anyone with information to call the department at (925) 288-4630.


  1. If he has mental health issues, I hope they remove any weapons he has, but it seems that he, at most, might be guilty of a misdemeanor unless DA can prove the gun was loaded. Unloaded open carry of a rifle was not even a crime until Gov. Brown signed a new law to make it a misdemeanor.

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