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Man confronts officers, allegedly attempts to ram patrol car

Original post made on Oct 1, 2021

A 28-year-old San Jose man who allegedly tried to provoke a confrontation with Palo Alto police and ram a police cruiser last week was taken into custody and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 30, 2021, 9:51 PM

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Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2021 at 6:11 am

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This could have turned violent. It sounds like the police did a good job to not incite this guy, and in the end brought him under control when it was clear that was needed.
Good job PAPD. Glad no one was seriously injured.


Posted by Lynne Henderson
a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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My best guess is that this that "this man" was a white man--but I could be wrong. (The default "descriptor" is "white", otherwise ethnicity would have been mentioned in the article . . )
I *am* to relieved PAPD dealt with a horrible situation peacefully--another reason I assume the 28-year-old was a pale person--but without more, just good on PAPD for not shooting the angry man.
Would like to know what was happening at Alma and Churchill on Wed. the 29th around 9:30 a.m.--but guess Palo Alto online didn't know.


Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 1, 2021 at 2:04 pm

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Sounds like the Palo Alto police played it by the book, trying hard to "de-escalate" the situation. You can't fix crazy!


Posted by Lennie
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 1, 2021 at 3:22 pm

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Seems like the PAPD did an excellent job and deserves credit for this. Think about what would have happened if this had been in Georgia or Texas and the man had been black!


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