Armed confrontation leads to arrest in Truckee |

Armed confrontation leads to arrest in Truckee

Truckee Police arrested a man Sunday in the Armstrong Tract after he threatened neighbors with a handgun.

John Michael Ivory, 54, of Truckee, allegedly threatened two men in their backyard at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, pulling a pistol from his waistband, according to a police press release.

The neighbors ran into their home, and officers arrived to make contact with Ivory, who they could see sitting inside his house with a pistol sitting on the table next to him.

Ivory allegedly picked up his handgun and came to the door when officers knocked. At that point, officers ordered him to drop the gun, according to Truckee police. After what the release characterized as a brief “stare-down,” Ivory was taken into custody.

Police took the semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun and later discovered a .357 magnum revolver, and a SKS assault rifle with several 30-round magazines inside Ivory’s home.

Police said that alcohol may have played a part in the confrontation. Ivory was booked into Nevada County Jail with several felony weapons charges, with bail set at $50,000.

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