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Transient man arrested after bringing BB handgun into East Bakersfield clinic

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 19:39:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 22-year-old transient man has been arrested after bringing in a BB handgun into an East Bakersfield clinic.

According to KCSO, around 2:45 p.m. on April 3, deputies were dispatched to Poly Clinic at 2145 Niles Street in East Bakersfield for a transient who walked inside possibly armed with a firearm.

KCSO says deputies arrived and were able to evacuate the clinic, including a mother and her two children who were in the exam room. Once the clinic was evacuated, KCSO says deputies located the suspect inside the waiting room and detained him without incident.

KCSO says the man had been armed with a BB handgun.

KCSO says the man is a 22-year-old transient who frequents the area and had been seen by staff on multiple prior locations outside of the business.

KCSO says he will be booked at the Central Receiving Facility.