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Two Arrested In Santee On Suspicion Of Pointing Gun At Protesters

A San Diego County Sheriff's Department vehicle is parked in this undated photo.
Alexander Nguyen
A San Diego County Sheriff's Department vehicle is parked in this undated photo.
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A man and woman were in custody Tuesday morning suspected of pointing a gun at protesters in Santee.

The protesters were at the intersection of Cuyamaca Street and Mission Gorge Road Monday and told authorities a woman in a black Dodge Ram truck going westbound on Mission Gorge pointed a black gun at them, according to Sgt. Ashley Lewis of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. An approximate time for the incident was not immediately available.

A deputy stopped the truck and detained three people inside, including a young child. A curbside line-up was conducted and the woman was positively identifed as the suspect, Lewis said.


A search of the vehicle turned up a semi-automatic handgun with two loaded magazines. The gun was registered to the man driving the truck. Both adults were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and exhibiting a firearm, Lewis said.

The status of the child was not disclosed.

The names of the suspects were not immediately available.