Man arrested for brandishing firearm

CARLSBAD — On Dec. 26 at about 9:30 p.m., Carlsbad police responded to a 911 call of a man brandishing a gun. Officers responded to the Albertsons Grocery Store located at 7660 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. At the rear of the store they located the victim, Andres Garcia. Garcia was at the rear of the store looking for food items in the trash when the suspect, Michael Snyder, accompanied by his juvenile son, were in their street sweeper cleaning the parking lot area behind the Albertsons. A verbal confrontation occurred between Snyder and Garcia. At one point, according to Garcia, Snyder reached down into a duffle bag located on the floorboard of his truck and pulled out a black pistol.
Garcia called police and officers located Snyder a short distance away in his street sweeper along with his son. A search of Snyder’s truck revealed the presence of two Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic pistols, both registered to Snyder.
Garcia placed Snyder under citizen’s arrest. Snyder was transported to the Carlsbad Police Department where he was processed and booked for brandishing a firearm and carrying two concealed firearms in a vehicle.


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