Man arrested for felony assault with a knife in Antioch, Wednesday evening

By Sergeant Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., APD was called to an apartment in the Lake Shore Apartment Complex at 600 Wilbur Avenue, for a report of an intoxicated male fighting with a female and her elderly father. The caller indicated that the male was armed with a knife and had cut the female during the fight.

Upon arrival, Officers confronted the male who was later identified as 32-year-old, David Thomason standing on a second-story balcony banging on the front door to an apartment. When officers confronted him, Thomason produced a knife which he held to his neck. After a short standoff, Thomason was taken into custody after being subdued with the use of a taser.

Thomason was taken to a local hospital before being taken to the county jail on felony charges. The female victim and her father were treated by AMR at the scene. No further information is being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. They may also text an anonymous tip to 274637(CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH in the body of the text.

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