On Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10:04 p.m., officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a radio call that informed them of a man causing a disturbance in the Santa Monica Place Food Court. The man was reported to have been brandishing a knife.
When the officers arrived at the scene they approached the man in question. This man was still brandishing a knife, and appeared to be intoxicated. The officers repeatedly ordered the man to drop the knife, but he ignored their demands. The officers decided to deploy a Taser, and this action disabled the man and the officers arrested him without further ado.
There were no injuries caused to any of the patrons of the food court. This 30-year-old man, of Altadena, California, was charged with brandishing a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $25,000.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com