Man threatening cops with bat in Van Nuys arrested

A man who was allegedly threatening police officers with a bat and chain in Los Angeles' Van Nuys neighborhood is in custody after damaging several vehicles, according to authorities. 

The incident unfolded at a home in the 14700 block of Gilmore Street near the intersection of Kester Avenue just before 8 a.m.

The man was hitting vehicles on the street and refused police orders to drop the bat, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.


Authorities had requested an ambulance to check out that suspect, and he was evaluated by paramedics. 

No injuries were reported. 

The suspect was not immediately identified. 

City News Service contributed to this report.