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Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call
A Turlock Police officer secures the perimeter around a Marshall Street home on Thursday night with gun drawn. - photo by FRANKIE TOVAR / The Journal



Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman.  When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The police presence around the east Turlock home in the late hours of Thursday began when a woman called at 6:30 p.m. to report that a man she knew had pointed a gun at her head. The woman told the police she left the home in the 1900 block of Marshall Street for a safe location.

The police then set up a perimeter and tried calling the 38-year-old male suspect on the phone, to no avail, said Lewis. After calls were unsuccessful, officers shouted announcements towards the home using a megaphone. At around midnight, officers entered the home to find no one there.

According to Lewis, officers did find a pellet gun. The suspect could be facing charges of criminal threats and brandishing a weapon.