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West Covina Police Department
Tuesday January 8th, 2019 :: 04:36 p.m. PST


West Covina PD SWAT arrest man for Criminal Threats, Arson after 8 hour standoff

On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:51 AM, the West Covina Police Department received a call from a resident in the 3400 block of Willow Glen Lane, West Covina stating a guest in the home had threatened him with a knife.

Officers arriving at the scene met with the resident outside the location and determined that the suspect was still inside the location. Officers were able to see the suspect holding two knives while wandering from room to room. After several hours, attempts to make contact with the suspect were unsuccessful.

At 11:30 AM, the West Covina Police Department SWAT Team responded to the location. Several neighboring residents were evacuated and at about 2:40 PM, tear gas was deployed into the residence. Shortly thereafter, it appeared that fires were being started at several locations in different rooms. Members of the SWAT Team escorted fire department personnel to the residence to allow them to safely extinguish the fires. The fire was isolated to the one home where the suspect was barricaded.

At approximately 3:00 PM, the suspect exited out the back door to the residence and surrendered to officers without further incident.

Booked for suspicion of Arson and Criminal Threats was Abraham Jin Moon, 30 of Santa Clarita. He is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles with bail presently set at $250,000.00.

No one was injured throughout the incident.

News Release issued by Rudy Lopez, PIO. For more information, call 626 939-8685 or 626 523-4031 (cell).

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West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-939-8500

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