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Deputies take Cambria man into custody after reports he threatened law enforcement

SLO County Sheriff's Office will continue the investigation.
Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 17:43:49-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says a man who was arrested in Cambria on Monday after a standoff with deputies is receiving mental health treatment while in jail.

Sheriff's officials say deputies were called to the 36-year-old man's home after witnesses reported seeing him covered in blood and making threats to harm law enforcement officers.

When deputies arrived, sheriff's officials say the man was throwing chairs and other items in the backyard and wearing a shirt with the words "cop killer" scrawled across the front.

Deputies reportedly attempted to negotiate with the man as he went in and out of his home but the sheriff's office says he refused to comply and at one point, started running toward the deputies.

Sheriff's officials say deputies deployed less-lethal bean bag rounds at the man and he ran back inside.

After going outside again, deputies were eventually able to surround and subdue the man and he was taken into custody.

Sheriff's officials say he was checked out at a hospital and booked into County Jail on charges of resisting a law enforcement officer and threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize.

The sheriff's office says the man had access to several weapons, including a couple of machetes, during the incident and that he had previously threatened to kill his mother and made statements to her about ambushing and killing officers.