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Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Threatened Officers With Hammer



    Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Threatened Officers With Hammer
    Santa Rosa Police Department
    Police depict the hammer allegedly used to threaten officers in Santa Rosa. (June 10, 2017)

    Police arrested a man early Sunday morning in Santa Rosa after he allegedly threatened officers with a hammer, police said.

    According to Santa Rosa police, at 1:47 a.m. officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Pawnee Street to investigate a disturbance. The person who called police said a relative was out of control and was hitting walls and vehicles.

    Officers arrived and were immediately confronted by the suspect, 38-year-old Juan Gabriel Rincon-Mercado of Santa Rosa. He had exited the house through the garage, was holding a hammer in the air and approached the officers, police said.

    According to police, the officers drew their firearms and ordered Rincon-Mercado to drop the hammer, but he ignored them and allegedly advanced toward one officer with the hammer raised in a threatening manner.

    The other officer warned Rincon-Mercado that he would be tased if he did not drop the hammer.

    Rincon-Mercado did not comply and was tased. He was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital where he was treated for minor abrasions, police said.

    At the hospital, Rincon-Mercado told police he threatened the officers with the hammer because he wanted them to shoot him, police said.

    According to police, Rincon-Mercado allegedly used methamphetamine and was binge drinking prior to the officers arriving at the home.

    Rincon-Mercado was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of threatening an officer, public intoxication, and possessing methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia.

    The officers involved were not injured, police said.

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