Emeryville Police responded last night at 6:57 p.m. to a 911 call at Lanesplitter Pizza on San Pablo Avenue. A suspect wielding a knife allegedly threatened to kill an employee and made stabbing motions towards them.
Lanesplitter employees were able to disarm the suspect and get him to leave the business. The employees then locked the businesses doors and called 911.
The suspect reportedly fled north on San Pablo on foot where responding officers were able to locate him a block up the street. A witness positively identified him as the suspect and he was detained.
59-year-old Daryl Butler, who was identified as a transient, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, threats with intent to terrorize, disrupting a business, resisting an officer and a violation of probation.
No patrons or restaurant staff were injured and the featured knife was recovered from the scene and submitted as evidence.
Emeryville Officers arrested a subject who brandished a machete in the rear of Target and then fled. Officers located him near a homeless encampment. The subject had a machete strapped to his side and a replica firearm. He was arrested and taken to jail. 3rd altered replica gun in 2 weeks ???? #emeryville #QL #EPDteamC
A man was arrested last week at the encampment behind Target for brandishing a Machete and in possession of an altered replica firearm. 39 year old Roderick Jenkins of Oakland was arrested and transported to jail for booking.
This comes on the heels of the brutal murder of Nia Wilson by a homeless man on the MacArthur BART platform on July 22nd. Her accused killer, John Cowell, was a described as a transient of the Oakland-Emeryville area.
View the EPD’s Nixle alert online.