Minutes after West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies cleared a chaotic situation at a local Bank of America on Santa Monica Boulevard, where a man went on a violent rampage through local businesses before breaking a window and engaging in a standoff with WeHo deputies, another incident unfolded involving a man wielding a hammer. The man smashed the glass of a Metro bus shelter and then threatened other community members.
At around 5 p.m., Sheriff deputies apprehended the suspect on Robertson Boulevard near The Chapel at The Abbey. He was eventually tased to neutralize him for the safety of law enforcement. Paramedics were called to the scene to check on him before he was removed from the scene.
“We don’t know what’s happening tonight,” said one deputy. “There must be something in the water. I hope this is not the result of a bad batch of drugs, because that’s two incidents back-to-back where the individuals decided to smash things.”
Shortly after West Hollywood Sheriff deputies concluded a standoff at Bank of America on Santa Monica Blvd, at roughly 5pm, they were called to the scene of a separate incident down the street on Robertson Blvd, where a man wielding a hammer smashed a Metro bus stop shelter and threatened community members. He was tased in front of The Chapel at The Abbey. Paramedics tended to the individual who also seemed to be having a psychotic episode. #wehotimes #wehonews #weho #westhollywood #lasd #lasdweho #wehocrime #rainbowdistrict #wehocity
No one else was reported hurt in the incident.
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The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (including Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.