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BREAKING: Police Pull Disturbed Man From Manhattan Beach Apartment Building


FINAL UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): Police surrounded a Manhattan Beach apartment building, responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person who had barricaded himself in the sixth floor apartment he shares with his mother.

After nearly two hours, the man was pulled from the apartment and strapped to a gurney, shouting what appeared to be psychotic ramblings.

“You’ve commited crimes. This place is a federal offense. It has radiation way above the levels…” he shouted, trailing off. As they attempted to put the man into the ambulance, he shouted “Help!” and “I want to go home.”

Police told Sheepshead Bites he was being taken for a psychiatric evaluation. A source added that the man has had similar breakdowns in the past, and is well known to neighbors.

A family friend who said he has known the man since he was 4 years old, noted that “he’s had issues… I just hope he doesn’t end up homeless.”

Sources told Sheepshead Bites that no one was in the apartment with the man, and that he was unarmed. No officers were hurt during the rescue effort, in which officers were on the roof, fire escape and surrounding the building, as well as in several apartment units near the disturbed man’s. An airbag was set up underneath the apartment unit’s window in case he jumped.

Original posts, with original updates at the bottom:

BREAKING: Police are responding to a possible jumper at 301 Oriental Boulevad off Beaumont Street in Manhattan Beach.

Emergency Service Units responded to the scene shortly after 12:30 today, having received a call about a shirtless man on the fire escape.

When police arrived, the man barricaded himself in an apartment on the top floor.

ESU is on the roof and around the building. An airbag has been brought to the scene in case he jumps, but has not yet been set up.

Pictures coming soon.

UPDATE (1:40 p.m.): Our man on the scene is reporting that he’s hearing loud banging and what sounded like a high pitched groan. There appears to an argument occurring with at least one woman shouting. It’s unclear if the shouting is coming from inside the apartment.

Police Use Snake Camera To View Into The Apartment

UPDATE (1:50 p.m.): There is still more shouting occurring, and the apartment may be located on either the 5th or 6th floor of the building.

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): We’re hearing some high pitched screaming, but it appears to be coming from a man.

ESU has setup the airbag, while the person in the apartment continues to scream periodically. ESU has dropped a snake camera from the roof into the window of the sixth floor apartment.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.): It appears the the police have entered the apartment and defused the situation. They have left the roof and are deflating the airbag.

UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): Police have brought the man out of the building on a stretcher. He was foaming at the mouth. As he was carried out he was shouting “help,” and “you have committed crimes,” and ” I want to go home. Home is where I belong.” He was also shouting some things about “radiation.”

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.

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  1. You know, this guy looks like the rollerblader lady’s son…(if anyone knows who I am talking about)…he isn’t 40…just had to comment…that probably isn’t him…

  2. I heard someone say that the gentleman lives right under the antennas and can feel and hear the vibrations.  That’s enough to set anyone off, but, if the “radiation” from the antennas is affecting him on a cellular level, which is possible despite all the industry spin to the contrary, then this could be a harbinger of similar incidents happening with other victims and perhaps even a class action lawsuit against the cell phone industry and the government agencies that gave these hazardous towers a free pass.  Just because government agencies say something is safe doesn’t make it so.  Remember the EPA and the Ground Zero air quality?

  3. Yeah, many, many years ago we looked at a 2BR/2BATH apartment in the building, but the apartment was so run down, dirty and infested that we took a pass.

  4. COBURN. Definitely rollerblade lady’s kid. I went to bay academy with him. He’s my age then, 28.

  5. This Is Victor Coburn. The man that was viciously attacked by the police, FDNY and EMT brutality involving shoving a bar of cetaphil soap in my mouth and and electric taser without any questions. over total bullshit! You understand they violated me..! broke my door down…! Electrocuted me! beat me up!… wrapped me in a net and basically kidnapped me! V.I.C This whole Incidents occurrence was over a minor squabble & I was not emotional unstable. I was having a fantastic day until all these motherfuckers showed up! … in the picture of the worst of the worst of the best of the best who serve protect bust down your door and kidnap you over a complete fabrication dalled in by my downstairs neighbor whos name is Tanya and banged on my ceiling with a broomstick and made many false police reports. once she called the police saying i drilled a hole in the floor into her ceiling and was going to pour gasoline into her apt and set them on fire….. =l WTF! The police came because of her false complaints! she has a retarded mongoloid son named Golep who harasses women in Brighton and that bitch living In 5D made me lose my lifelong Apt 6D. and I still miss it to this day. It was a travesty and and was just pure police brutality. I had a minor argument with my mother who lived in a separate apt. of her own that contrary to what this article starts off with saying I live with my mom.No we had two apts. police came, filed a report but i wasn’t there so as I was coming back from stop and shop with my beautiful loved SUV Explorer with groceries and loading them in the fridge.BOOM! then twenty cops come in armored marine gear like I was Bin Ladin. I have more to say and used to have video coverage of them breaking my door down and tasing me no questions asked. Peace Vic

  6. Correct… closer your proximity to the attenas ( transmitter ) worst for your health and I was on the top floor. EMF Radiation is like your microwaves. It heats up your blood according to a harvard study.

  7. I act got evicted because of this mesed up incident, The funny this is i Hthe Lady that called saying I was crazy and making to much noise of o who knows what has a very mentality Ill son that I was very friendly to him despite his mom banging on the ceiling with a broom, going to my moms ap. in 4B…which we also lost. and shook his hand when he wanted it. The mother of crazy Golep got me taken away in a stretcher. there is nothing more humiliating than being dragged out of your Apt. and being forced onto a stretcher against you will when you know your perfectly fine. =( I’ll never forget this…and lost my Apt I was literally home born In my whole life. 6D ..I miss it deeply and im so heartbroken that this is what happened to me after a bullshit police call in the Apt I lived the whole 28 years of my life In. ..They just just come and busting down my door and taken me to be hospitalized. The City owes me retribution. I was brutalized over 4 times just like this that didn’t get into the news… anyway If you know me or wanna be my friend Im Victor Immanuel Coburn on Facebook. =) May you all you have to go through such an ordeal. =/ =)

  8. My lunatic neighbors call the cops for false complaints against my landlord that lives downstairs all.of.the.time. They once actually managed to get my landlord arrested based on a false complaint! I can’t wait until they are evicted.


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