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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Suspect arrested for brandishing a firearm

On February 7, 2020, at about 11:36 a.m., police dispatch received a call of a man with a gun near the 1100 block of Laurel Street. According to the reporting party, the suspect had brandished a shotgun at them. Officers responded and surrounded the area before making contact with the suspect at his apartment. A security sweep of the apartment revealed that the suspect was in possession of a shotgun. The firearm was taken as evidence, the suspect Donald Matthews of Menlo Park was arrested, cited and released for a violation of Penal Code section 417(a)(2) – brandishing of a firearm.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Police Department at 650-330-6300.


Contact Sgt. Cooley for more information
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