San Diego police arrest man carrying machete

San Diego police officers used bean-bag rounds and a police dog to arrest a man who reportedly threatened someone with a machete early Monday in North Park.

Officers received a call just after 3:50 a.m. reporting that a man was threatening another person with a machete on 50th Street near Raleigh Street in the Talmadge neighborhood, Officer Billy Hernandez said.

About 30 minutes later, a patrol officer spotted the suspect in North Park, walking near 30th Street between El Cajon Boulevard and Meade Avenue. The man had blood on his legs, was carrying a bladed weapon believed to be a machete or large knife and was acting erratically, said police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The suspect reportedly refused to drop the weapon when officers confronted him, and police eventually shot and struck him with bean-bag rounds,then used a police dog to subdue him, Delimitros said.

He was taken into custody shortly after 4:30 a.m.

karen.kucher@sduniontribune.com

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