A 20-year-old transient who allegedly tried to wrest away guns from two police officers during a struggle at a McDonald's restaurant in Burbank was in custody Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail, authorities said.
Police were called to the fast-food restaurant at 1127 N. San Fernando Blvd. at 2:14 p.m. Monday on reports of a man causing a disturbance, said Burbank police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
When officers arrived, they were told the man had a gun, but none was seen. The suspect, however, appeared to the officers to be "mentally disturbed," Quesada said.
The man, later identified as Jerriel Sanders, allegedly tried to take a gun from an officer, and during the struggle over the weapon, a single gunshot was fired, the sergeant said. No one was hit, he said.
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Sanders then ran out of the restaurant with the officers following closely behind. When they caught up with him, he continued to resist and allegedly tried to take a second officer's weapon, Quesada said.
At that point, the officers used Tasers on Sanders, but he ran off and was found a short time later, hiding in a trash bin, the sergeant said.
Sanders was slated to make his initial appearance Wednesday in Burbank Superior Court.