Fremont Police SWAT team members stormed a local residence this week after receiving a tip that a known Vietnamese gang member was hiding inside.
Local news station KTVU reported officers initially arrived on the scene in hopes of executing a no bail felony warrant against Tin Nguyen. A department spokesperson said the 29 year-old has a number of prior violations including drug charges, weapons charges, handgun violations and others.
Officers said they were acting based on “credible information” that Nguyen was a resident of the home in question. Police surrounded the home upon their arrival, a spokesperson said. The suspect initially attempted to flee the residence through a back door but retreated inside when he realized the escape route had been blocked. The Department’s SWAT team was called upon belief that Nguyen had barricaded himself inside the home.
KTVU reported that when the Fremont Police SWAT team entered the residence, Nguyen was nowhere to be found. It is believed he may have crawled into the attic and used the roof to escape to a neighboring structure. The search for Nguyen is ongoing. He is described as having brown hair and eyes, stands approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. Fremont Police ask anyone who might have information as to his whereabouts call 510-790-6800.