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Wanted Suspect Considered ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Apprehended In Angeles National Forest

A suspect with a warrant considered “armed and dangerous” was apprehended Monday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest near Santa Clarita, officials said.

The incident was reported at about 3:20 p.m. Monday on Sand Canyon Road near Bear Divide, according to John Clearwater, public affairs officer for the U.S. Forest Service.

“While doing a welfare check on an individual walking on a paved mountainous road within the Angeles National Forest, a Forest Service law enforcement officer identified several key statements made by the individual which indicated a possible need for mental health intervention,” Clearwater said.

During the contact, it was discovered that the individual had an outstanding warrant and was considered to be “armed and dangerous,” according to the spokesperson.

The Forest Service officer requested the assistance of another Forest Service officer and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to investigators.

“The USFS officer took appropriate safety measures while waiting for their arrival. Upon their arrival, the responding Sheriff’s deputies took the individual into custody,” Clearwater said.

The individual remained cooperative during the contact, according to the spokesperson.

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Wanted Suspect Considered ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Apprehended In Angeles National Forest

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Devon Miller was born and raised in Santa Clarita. He joined KHTS Radio as a digital marketing intern in September of 2017, and later moved to news as a staff writer in December. Miller attended College of the Canyons and served as the Associated Student Government President. Miller is now News Director for KHTS, covering breaking news and politics across the Santa Clarita Valley.