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Man arrested following assault on San Luis Obispo City employee

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 21:30:26-05

A man was arrested this week after San Luis Obispo City officials say he assaulted a City employee while trying to get into the mayor's office.

The incident happened at about 11 a.m. Monday at City Hall.

City Manager Derek Johnson says Lannen Bowers, 58, requested to meet with Mayor Heidi Harmon, but when told she wasn't there, he jumped over a counter and assaulted the employee.

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A man is seen after reportedly jumping over a ledge at City Hall and assaulting a City employee.

The incident was caught on surveillance video released to KSBY News.

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SLO City Manager Derek Johnson restraining an assault suspect at City Hall.

Johnson reportedly heard the commotion and restrained Bowers until police arrived.

No one was injured.

City officials say they're now reviewing their security procedures and add that once the police investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the district attorney's office for review.

To read Johnson's full statement, click here.