Deputies Talk Man with Knife into Letting 2 Small Children Out of Home

Fern Avenue incident ended safely, with 24-year-old man taken for psychiatric evaluation.

An Imperial Beach man seen pacing with a large kitchen knife at his Fern Avenue home amid two small children was taken into custody Friday night, authorities said.

Original story: Man with Butcher Knife Causes Concern for Children's Safety

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Andersen, deputies from the Imperial Beach station responded to a 911 hangup call at 1300 Fern Ave. about a little before 10 p.m.

“The deputies looked through the window and saw a 24-year-old male inside the residence, holding a large kitchen knife, pacing in an agitated manner,” Andersen said in a news release.

Deputies also noticed two small children in the home.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, refused to open the door and come out of the residence to talk to deputies, Andersen said. Instead, the man told the deputies to leave.

After talking to the man for about an hour, deputies were able to persuade him to open the door of the and hand over the children, he said.

The man was taken into custody and transported to the San Diego Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation, authorities said.

The children were released to their mother, Andersen said.

Salinde October 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
John Galt October 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Another reason to vote NO on S
Ed Sorrels October 22, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Show's what you know John, Especially about Marijuana, I have never seen a person become violent or agitated from smoking, Vaporizing, Tea or any other type of injestion of it. It is a damn sight less to cause problems than Jim Beam or Jack Daniels or any other type of alchaol. But just a question, Where in the story was anything said about drug's or alchaol for that matter, It said agitated ! Not hi or under the influenceor any thing else so where do you get to Prop. 5 from ?


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