Rialto Swat standoff

RIALTO — Police late Tuesday surrounded a home in a north city neighborhood attempting to deal with a barricaded man who might be armed.

It was the fourth time that day that police were called to the upscale neighborhood with many manicured lawns in the 2500 block of Amberwood Avenue.

As of 9:30 p.m., the homeowner remained barricaded in the house surrounded by the Inland Valley SWAT.

“The first three times we were called out was for loud music coming from the home,” said Rialto police spokesman Capt. Randy DeAnda. “The fourth time, around 3:15 p.m., was because a neighbor called and said the homeowner was walking around the neighborhood with a rifle.”

More than a dozen residents were evacuated and the SWAT was deployed after the homeowner, Richard Bright, 46, barricaded himself in his home.

“When officers arrived the rifle was found lying in his driveway,” DeAnda said. “But we don’t know what he has in the home.”

DeAnda said he was unaware of what type of rifle Bright had.

Bright lives alone in the home.

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Residents in the neighborhood said that Bright has some issues that need to be dealt with.

One neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, said that Bright walks around in the early morning hours wearing a hoodie type sweatshirt and sunglasses pulling on door handles of neighborhood vehicles.

“I’ve seen him walk up to my door and just stand there,” said the neighbor. “He doesn’t say a word, he just stares at you and turns around and walks away.”

Law enforcement is aware of Bright’s strange behaviors.

“We believe he has some sort of psychiatric issues,” DeAnda said. “But we’ve established contact with him over the phone and are doing everything in our power to end this peacefully.”

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_22336949/rialto-man-holds-police-at-bay-upscale-neighborhood#ixzz2Hb5DlUWQ

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