Ambush?

December 2, 1984
Tahquitz Canyon, San Jacinto Mtns
1984-029

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We received a call in the mid morning from the Palm Springs Police Department, that a man had been brought out of Tahquitz Canyon, and stated that he and three other people had been ambushed by someone with a crossbow, and that his companions were still up in the canyon. We immediately contacted the Banning Station of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and apprised them of the situation. We were then put into a standby mode as the sheriff gathered information. After approximately two hours we were re-contacted and taken off of standby as the authorities had learned that the man in question was from a mental institution and was quite disturbed.