GOLETA, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a La Mirada man wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon in the Calle Real Marketplace on Friday morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The incident took place just around 9:15 a.m. on Friday when deputies received reports of an assault with a knife near the Staples store next door to the Home Depot, a sheriff's representative told a News Channel 3-12 crew at the scene. The victim was not physically injured and did not require any medical attention, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Raquel Zick.
Officers set up a perimeter around the area and evacuated the Home Depot store while officers searched for the suspect inside and in the surrounding area.
The Sheriff's Office reported that the suspect, described as a 43-year-old male suspect with a long beard and backpack, was in custody around 10:40 a.m.
Officers located the man behind Target across the street and took him into custody just before 10 a.m.
He was booked at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail for the felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $30,000 bail.