Man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on process server


San Diego police take a man into custody on Thursday for allegedly pointing a gun at a process server who came to a Pacific Beach apartment to serve legal paperwork. The incident happened just before 8 a.m. on Ingraham Street near Emerald Street. (Photo: John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)

SAN DIEGO — Police arrested a man outside a Pacific Beach home Thursday morning after he allegedly pointed a pistol in the face of a process server.

Authorities were called to an apartment on Ingraham Street, about a block north of Garnet Avenue, around 8 a.m. Officers were told that a man answered the door holding a firearm when someone arrived to serve legal paperwork, San Diego Police Department confirmed.

The process server told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he had knocked on the door to serve a temporary restraining order, but the man who answered denied being the target.

“I told him I didn’t come here to argue with anyone, and that’s when he opened the door and pointed a gun in my face,” Gregory Cole told the U-T. “That’s when I turned around and left.”

Streets were briefly blocked in the area as officers surrounded the building and told the man to come out. Eventually he emerged to speak to police and was taken into custody.

SDPD did not immediately clarify what charges the man was expected to face.

Roads had reopened in the area by 9:30 a.m.

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