Man arrested Monday morning after assaulting Antioch police officers with knife

Gerald Delgado (DOB: 01/24/83)

Gerald Delgado (DOB: 01/24/83)

By Lieutenant Tony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Monday, December 29, 2014 at approximately 10:02 AM, an Antioch Police Officer on routine patrol encountered a subject (later identified as 31-year-old Gerald Delgado) acting suspiciously in the 2100 block of Dogwood Way in Antioch. When the officer tried to talk to Delgado, who was apparently trying to hide from and avoid contact with the officer, Delgado drew a can of pepper spray and threatened the officer. A brief physical altercation ensued and Delgado (after discarding the pepper spray) then drew a large fixed blade knife on the officer. The officer managed to gain some distance on this aggressive, armed suspect and challenged him at gunpoint.

Another officer quickly arrived on scene, and Delgado ultimately dropped the large knife after continued orders to comply by the officers. Delgado was only taken into custody after he further, violently resisted arrest and physically fought with the officers. These two officers showed amazing restraint in safely apprehending Delgado who had armed himself twice during the confrontation and violently resisted arrest.

One officer received minor injuries during the arrest of Delgado. Delgado had some more moderate injuries from the altercation and was treated and released from an area hospital before being transported to the County Jail in Martinez.

Delgado's knife.

Delgado’s knife.

This case was taken to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for review. Charges of PC 245(C) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer, (2 counts) PC 69 – Violently Resisting Arrest, and PC 21310 – Possession of a Dangerous Weapon were filed by the DA’s office in this case.

No further information will be released at this time.

Any further information will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Delgado’s knife

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2 Comments to “Man arrested Monday morning after assaulting Antioch police officers with knife”

  1. Lane says:

    your article indicated the guy is 21 years old, but according to the mug shot he is 31. Looks more like he’s 51 though…

    • Publisher says:

      Thank you for the heads up. The article has been corrected to reflect his correct age of 31.
      Allen Payton, Publisher

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