Police: Elgin man threatened neighbor with gun

            Paul Sandoval | photo from Elgin police

(ELGIN) A northwest suburban Elgin man is charged with threatening his neighbor with a gun over a noise complaint Monday afternoon.

Officers were called about 1:30 p.m. with reports of a person with a handgun in the 1000 block of Ash Drive, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Paul Sandoval, 21, confronted his neighbor about a noise complaint, brandished a handgun and made threats during an altercation, police said. The victim then left the scene and called police.

Sandoval went into his home and refused to exit when officers arrived, police said. Police surrounded the house, evacuated adjacent buildings and tried to get him to come outside.

Members of the Elgin Police Tactical Response Team arrived and began negotiating with Sandoval, police said. After several hours a female and a small child who live with him exited the home while Sandoval stayed inside.

A search warrant was obtained and members of the Tactical Response Team executed the warrant and arrested Sandoval without incident, police said. They found him inside the house with a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and about nine ounces of marijuana.

Sandoval is charged with possession of a firearm by a street gang member, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said. He is expected to appear in bond court in Rolling Meadows on Tuesday.

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