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Santa Monica Police Arrest Man Carrying .38 Caliber Handgun, Hook Blade Knife: Alert Police Blotter: Arms Race.

Santa Monica police arrested a 31-year-old man who was carrying a loaded handgun and hook blade knife on Friday, Nov. 23.

At 5:32 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on a routine patrol in the 2100 block of Lincoln Boulevard when they caught sight of a man standing on the southwest corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Grant Street.

The officers noticed this man had, after seeing the police vehicle, turned and begun to walk away from them.

The officers, suspecting something was not quite right with this man, turned around and stopped him a short distance away.

Before the officers could ask any questions, this man started to tell them all he was doing was trying to sell a necklace that some guy had given to him, just to make a couple of bucks.

The man produced the said necklace from his pocket and displayed it to the officers (perhaps he thought that they may be prospective buyers?).

As the man was doing that the officers’ eyes caught sight of a folding knife that was protruding from his pants pocket.

The officers asked the man if he had any other weapons and he began mumbling incoherent words, and acting in a rather nervous fashion.

The officers noticed his eyes were scanning past theirs and his head was moving left to right, as if he was planning some kind of sudden escape maneuver.

The officers searched this man and discovered he had a .38 caliber handgun in his waistband. On top of that they discovered a “hook blade knife” in his sweatshirt pocket.

This man, who refused to give an address, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed dagger and possession of a loaded firearm in a public place.

Bail was set at $20,000.

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.

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