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Menlo Park: Police searching for armed man who threatened Caltrans workers

Original post made on Oct 2, 2019

Bayfront Expressway was shut down for more than an hour Wednesday after a man allegedly brandished a machete and knife at road workers and threatened to kill them.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 2:57 PM

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Posted by Hilarious
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm

A mentally ill man swings a 'deadly' branch at an police officer and actually manages to hit him/her in the face.
Embarrassing lack of training and/or execution of procedures.

Clearly the MP PD has their hands full with these extremely violent crimes.
That explains that they don't have any time to actually investigate and charge the countless petty and property crimes committed in MP.


Posted by Martín
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 2, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Thankful that the officer was not seriously injured, and that he was able to stop the attacker without the use of his weapon.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 3, 2019 at 11:03 am

I agree with Martin. This situation could have gone much worse with an officer drawing their weapon and shooting the suspect. I think not using deadly force, even if it resulted in some minor injuries to the officer, was the way to go. This does not strike me as lack of training or failure to execute procedures at all, it strikes me as someone using common sense.

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