Around midnight Sunday, EMS was called to an apartment complex at the 10000 block of Sahara to help an elderly man. After checking the man out, EMS told him his oxygen levels were low, and they said he needed to go to the hospital for further medical assistance.
But according to police, the man became upset and refused to go to the hospital. While paramedics argued their case, the man pulled out a pistol.
So the paramedics left and called police. A SWAT team -- with police backup -- surrounded the house.
The guy eventually surrendered and got the help he needed.
By the way, this story weirdly says that the SWAT team showed up "with police backup." I may be wrong, but aren't the SWAT guys the actual "backup?" Wouldn't the regular police have responded first and then called for SWAT?
I'm genuinely curious.