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Police: Man arrested for assaulting pedestrian, threatening him with a knife

Original post made on Dec 16, 2019

A man suspected of assaulting a pedestrian and threatening him with a knife at Town & Country Village shopping center in Palo Alto was arrested on Friday afternoon, according to police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 16, 2019, 1:47 PM

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Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Jon Keeling is a registered user.

3 take-aways from this:

#1- Obviously always try to stay alert of your surroundings.
#2- The knife-wielder seems to not be very skilled with a knife and/or was only using it to threaten (which it very often is). It's really not difficult to cut/stab someone if you intend to and know just a little about how to use a knife.
#3- This is the big one. And in case you forgot, we had 3 incidents in this area within 2 weeks just before/after New Years almost a year ago where people were attacked and then all ended essentially the same way: The victim yelled.

I have been saying it for years, folks, to thousands of people I have taught self-defense to around the world: The voice is our second most powerful weapon for self-defense. Learn to use it.


15 people like this
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Dec 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Q: Is it legal here to stand your ground, or are we legally required to cower?


5 people like this
Posted by Bernhard Goetz
a resident of Addison School
on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm

When seconds count. The police are only minutes away.


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Posted by Ray
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

It says that police arrived quickly and arrested him. Sounds timely to me.


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