A man was recently arrested after chasing a person across Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica while brandishing two large knives.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on July around 2:10 am, an officer was driving northbound in the 2800 block of Lincoln Boulevard when he observed multiple vehicles at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Hill Street slam on their brakes before coming to a complete stop in the middle of the intersection.
“The officer observed a male victim being chased by another subject across Lincoln Blvd, swerving in and out of the stopped vehicles,” the SMPD said in a press release. “The male suspect was running with two large knives, one in each hand, still chasing the victim. The officer immediately intervened and ordered the suspect to drop the weapons.”
According to police, the suspect complied, however, the officer located a third knife in the suspect’s waistband when taking him into custody.
The suspect was later identified as Robert Smith, a 43-year-old homeless man. Smith was transported to the Santa Monica Jail and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing, carrying a concealed dirk or dagger and criminal threats.