(BCN) — Concord police arrested a man on multiple charges Monday night after he became confrontational with an officer and climbed onto the roof of a gas station before threatening to light it on fire, police said. The incident began with a routine traffic stop Monday at a time and location not specified in a Facebook post by the Concord Police Department at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday.
The suspect was immediately confrontational with the officer who had pulled him over and then climbed onto the roof of a gas station nearby and refused to come down, according to the police account.
A member of the department’s crisis negotiations team arrived and began a conversation with the suspect, who police did not identify in the social media post.
“During the conversation, the Suspect obtained a lighter and threatened to light fire to the gas station, however fortunately he did not,” reads the online post.
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The suspect eventually agreed to come down and was taken into custody.
Police found a loaded handgun and an illegal 30-round magazine in the car of the suspect, whom they determined is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms.
The suspect was booked on suspicion of multiple offenses, including driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, resisting arrest and a multitude of firearms offenses.
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