70-Year-Old Woman In Topanga Canyon Pulls Gun On Firefighter
Authorities locked down a mobile home park in Topanga Canyon early this morning where an armed 70-year-old woman was threatening to shoot anyone who came near her.
Authorities got a call to Woodland Park Mobile Estates around 5:35 a.m. this morning, according to City News Service. The woman initially called for medical assistance, but when authorities arrived, she was yelling, acting erratically and threatening to shoot anyone who came near, according to The Daily News. She pulled out the gun when a firefighter tried to help her.
"She pulled a gun, and I guess everybody split. She ran in one direction, and the police went in the other direction to cover themselves — and that’s when they lost her," David Delatrane, the owner and general manager of the mobile home park, told The Daily News.
No shots were exchanged. Deputies set up a containment area, evacuated some units and last we heard, they are still trying to take the woman into custody. It has interrupted the peace and quiet of the typically sleepy canyon just south of Woodland Hills near Calabasas:
A crisis team is trying to negotiate with her. ABC 7 reports that the woman was sitting on a patio, under an awning, holding a gun. Police sent in a robot to try to communicate with her, but she shot at the robot twice.