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Man brandishing machete is taken into custody

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HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION) A man armed with a machete was arrested Sunday in Hollister, according to police.

The Hollister Police Department said they received a call about two men fighting on the 300 block of Primavera Drive around 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officers located a person matching the suspect's description in the area of Maple and North Sally Streets. Hollister PD said one was armed with a machete.

Officers attempted to deescalate the situation by negotiating with the armed suspect; however, their attempts were unsuccessful.

The suspect then approached the officers, who let off a round of less-lethal ammunition, which failed to stop the man due to his heavy leather jacket.

The suspect was then tased by a responding sheriff's deputy, which allowed police to disarm him and take him into custody.

The subject sustained minor injuries and is being treated at Hazel Hawkins Hospital, where he has been placed on a 72 hour mental health evaluation hold.

News / San Benito County

Amelia Rosenberg

Amelia Rosenberg is a weekend producer at KION News Channel 5/46.


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