SAPD police officers showed up at the internet cafe at around 9:30 p.m. They questioned an unidentified individual who they found outside of the cafe. As they spoke to that individual 13 other people ran back into the cafe and locked the door.
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The police were not sure if the individuals went back into the cafe voluntarily or because they were ordered to do so by an armed robber.
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The police spent two hours using a public address system to order the people inside the cafe to surrender.
The police were also able to communicate with a person inside the cafe via telephone. That person claimed to be a victim who was locked inside a room at the back of the cafe.
Finally at around 11:30 p.m. everyone inside the establishment came out, according to the SAPD. Police officers were then able to find and recover a handgun that was hidden in the ceiling tiles of the business.
The SAPD arrested Frank James Mosqueda, 38, of Santa Ana, for being in possession of a firearm by a felon and other weapons offenses. Possible robbery charges are pending against Mosqueda as well. The police are also considering robbery charges against another person they detained.