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Man arrested for Seal Beach road rage incident involving replica firearm

A man was arrested by Seal Beach Detectives in Montclair on Saturday after allegedly being involved in a road rage incident in Seal Beach on Friday, October 16.

On Friday, October 16, 2020 at about 11:00 am, the Seal Beach Police Department responded to a call of a road rage incident involving a firearm in the area of Seal Beach Blvd. and Westminster Ave. The suspect fled the area in a vehicle and was not located.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at about 11:30 am, while conducting surveillance, Seal Beach Police Detectives located the suspect and his vehicle in the City of Montclair. With the assistance of the Montclair Police Department the suspect was contacted as he drove away from a residence and taken into custody without incident. A BB gun (similar in appearance to a semi-automatic handgun) was located inside the vehicle, which matched the description provided by witnesses.

The suspect was identified as, Edward Welborn, age 26, of Montclair. Welborn was later booked at the Orange County Jail on felony criminal threats charges as well as brandishing an imitation firearm.

“I would like to thank the Montclair Police Department for their assistance and professionalism in safely apprehending the suspect without incident. We cannot bring suspects such as this to justice without partnerships and teamwork from every community” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak

This is an ongoing investigation and there may be more victims. If you have any information about this incident or others, please contact Detective Chris Fisher at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1110 or [email protected]

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.