Sheriff’s Department: 1 Deputy Killed, 1 Injured in Rancho Cordova

Man Waves Butcher Knife at Officers, Arrested

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A man waving a large butcher knife was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon Friday night.

Police arrived just before 8 p.m. at an apartment complex near Alturas Avenue and W Benjamin Holt Drive after getting a call about a drunken man.

Once there, police found that the man had threatened residents of the complex with the butcher knife, as well as threatening to cut himself. He also threw a full 40 ounce bottle at another neighbor.

The man then told the officers that he would kill them as he continued to wave the butcher knife. An officer then shot a “Sage weapon” (a non-lethal gun) twice, making the man drop the knife.

Jose Garcia, 22, was then taken into custody. He was taken to a hospital before being booked. He now faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, brandishing a weapon and terrorist threats.

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