SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) – A 61-year-old San Bruno man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening his neighbors by waving a handgun at them during a dispute, police said.

According to a department statement, officers responded to the man’s apartment complex located on the 700 block of Easton Avenue around 10:05 a.m. Police said the man was in a heated confrontation with neighbors when he retrieved the weapon and pointed it at them.

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Officers said they were able to arrest the suspect and recover the handgun without incident, with the use of de-escalation tactics and was what police described as “effective negotiation skills.” The suspect was booked into San Mateo County Jail on felony charges related to assault with a firearm.

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Police said this handgun was recovered following a dispute involving neighbors at an apartment complex on September 23, 2020. The suspect has been arrested. (San Bruno Police Department)

Police said this handgun was recovered following a dispute involving neighbors at an apartment complex on September 23, 2020. The suspect has been arrested. (San Bruno Police Department)

The suspect’s identity was not immediately available.

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Police said anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact the department at 650-616-7100 or by emailing sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov.