Armed Barricaded Suspects Refuse to Leave RV, Standoff Shuts Down Swath of Central Pasadena Wednesday Evening

Published : Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 6:41 AM

A standoff with two armed men in a recreational vehicle shut down a blocks-wide area of Pasadena southeast of the Pasadena Convention Center for two hours early Wednesday evening.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the pair surrendered to SWAT. No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident, police said.

Lt. William Grisafe said the two men were seen carrying rifles and getting into the RV in the 100 block of South Ramond Avenue in Old Pasadena about 6 p.m.

Officers called to investigate caught up with vehicle on Del Mar Boulevard just east of the intersection with South Euclid Avenue, where they executed a traffic stop.

Both suspects refused to exit the RV, Grisafe said, prompting the shutdown of an area from Del Mar Boulevard on the south, Cordova Street on the north, South Euclid Avenue on the west and South Los Robles Avenue on the east.

Social media lit up as residents tried to get information on the shutdown. β€œIt’s eerie seeing normally busy streets completely empty,” one fretted.

Grisafe said the men, under the watchful eye of a police helicopter and confronted with armed SWAT officer, ultimately surrendered.

Grisafe said the pair were found to have a .22 caliber rifle and five airsoft rifles inside their RV.

Arrested were Joseph Boren, 73, and Jonathon Boren, 38, both Temple City residents. Jonathon Boren was being held on $10,000 bail, according to Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department booking records.

The younger Boren was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, and his father was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and for failing to allow an officer to inspect a firearm carried in public.

Jonathon Boren is still in custody.



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