SAN MATEO – A 21-year-old San Mateo man was arrested Tuesday night time on suspicion of threatening to kill a safety guard on the San Mateo Medical Middle, which was positioned on lockdown whereas officers looked for the suspect, police mentioned.
Shortly earlier than midnight, the San Mateo Police Division acquired back-to-back 911 calls a couple of loud bang close to the hospital and a person who was armed with a knife and threatening to kill a safety guard, police mentioned in a information launch.
As officers raced to the medical middle at 222 West thirty ninth Ave, workers activated their lockdown protocol.
Police mentioned an investigation revealed that the suspect – later recognized as Miguel Boch-Chamale – had tried to get into the hospital and was requested to go away. Whereas within the car parking zone, the suspect reportedly brandished a knife, threatened to kill a safety guard and ran towards him. Fearing for his life, the guard fired his weapon as soon as into the air.
The suspect threw a firework on the guard earlier than working away from the hospital, police mentioned.
After acquiring an outline of the suspect, officers discovered and arrested him close to the intersection of thirty sixth Avenue and Colegrove Road. He was booked into San Mateo County jail on fees of assault with a lethal weapon, making legal threats, brandishing a lethal weapon and discharging harmful fireworks, police mentioned.
Anybody with info associated to the case can contact the police division at 650-522-7700.