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BPD: Man trying to stop traffic with a gun in Southeast Bakersfield

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 20:47:50-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Update: The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed they have a suspect in custody, following reports of a man trying to stop traffic with a gun in Southeast Bakersfield.

There is no information about the suspect yet.

The investigation is on-going.


A man was reportedly trying to stop traffic with a gun in Southeast Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police.

BPD confirmed with 23ABC News that they received reports around 4 p.m. Wednesday about a man in the road with a gun. Officers responded to the area of Cottonwood Road, just south of Brook Street.

Officials confirmed they found a gun in the area.

The investigation is on-going.

This is a developing story.