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Armed man arrested, charged

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A Lebanon man was arrested Tuesday after a short run from police after reportedly firing a gun into the air and then tossing the weapon.

Jose Hernandez, 41, of 322 South Greenwood Ave., Lebanon, was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The incident happened about 2:27 p.m., said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen. Officers responded to a call of an armed man on South Greenwood. They learned that Hernandez had reportedly fired a shot into the air and pointed a gun at someone’s head before tossing it and fleeing from the residence when he saw police arriving.

Upon approaching the residence, the first responding officer ordered Hernandez to stop, but he refused and continued to run, the chief said.

A witness told officers he saw the suspect running west on Leeville Pike. Officers immediately set up a perimeter and canvassed the area looking for the man. They quickly located Hernandez hiding behind a fence at the back of a residence on East Sunset.

Officers also located the gun where Hernandez reportedly hid it before fleeing.

No one was injured.

Bowen said there were no charges filed against the suspect regarding his allegedly pointing a gun at someone’s head because officers could not locate that individual.

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