Police are searching for a known Union City gang member who escaped from officers attempting to serve him a no-bail, felony arrest warrant in Fremont late Sunday night.
Authorities tried to contact the suspect around 11:20 p.m. Sunday on the 5000 block of Cello Way.
The suspect ran out but was confronted by officers, police said. He then proceeded to lock himself in the Fremont home, prompting an overnight standoff, said Fremont Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Tin Nguyen, and Bosques said Nguyen is a documented Vietnamese gang member out of Union Citywho is known to have weapons.
The Santa Clara County warrant for Nguyen, who has prior handgun
violations, is for drug-related charges, including drug possession and being
under the influence.
Police sid after officers attempted to serve him the warrant, Nguyen barricaded himself inside of the home. Milpitas police were also called to bring in a Vietnamese translator for negotiations, but officers weren't able to talk with the suspect. A SWAT team responded but Nguyen was not located, authorities said.
It's believed he may have climbed out onto the roof through the home’s attic, Bosques added, but police remain unsure of how he escaped. It was believed Nguyen was a resident at the Cello Way home.
A neighboring resident said an unknown person was seen in a nearby backyard during the search, and that person is believed to have been Nguyen, Bosques said.
Police closed down Cello Way overnight, but authorities reopened streets around 7 a.m. No further details were available.
Nguyen is described as a 5-foot-5, 145 pound Asian man with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Nguyen's whereabouts is asked to call the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800 and select option 3.
This report was updated at 10:40 a.m. Monday. Bay City News contributed to this report.