SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A wished suspect search ended with a police pursuit Friday night and a SWAT car standoff earlier than the 50-year-old Santa Rosa man was taken into custody, authorities stated.
Santa Rosa police stated the incident started round 8:19 p.m. when officers positioned Bruce Discher, who was wished in a Santa Rosa prison threats investigation.
He was positioned in a stolen car and stopped.
When an officer tried to contact Discher, he barricaded himself inside his car. He refused to exit the car and made threats to shoot officers.
The officers believed Discher had entry to firearms and made many actions indicating he could have a hid firearm within the car. Given Discher’s threatening conduct and his potential possession of weapons, authorities stated, a hostage negotiations group and SWAT group responded to the scene.
Negotiators continued speaking with Discher for over an hour and a half with out decision.
At roughly 11:57 p.m., officers had exhausted all ways to have Discher give up peacefully. The SWAT group ultimately utilized chemical brokers, less-lethal foam rounds, and help from a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Workplace Okay-9 to apprehend him.
Discher was handled at an area hospital for accidents sustained throughout his apprehension. He has been booked into Sonoma County Jail for his excellent warrants and the extra fees — felony obstruction of a police officer, prison threats and car theft.
Anybody with info to help on this investigation is requested to name the Santa Rosa Police Division tip line at 707 543-4040. Media inquiries could be directed to Sergeant Christopher Mahurin at firstname.lastname@example.org.