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News Release
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Narcotic Suspect Becomes Combative With Officers

Los Angeles: A combative man under the influence of narcotics was arrested for making terrorist threats against his family.

On August 8, 2008, shortly after 11 p.m., Hollenbeck Area officers received a radio call of a man under the influence of narcotics behaving erratically in the 5300 block of Huntington Drive. When the officers arrived, they found the suspect, Rene Duarte, a 31-year-old Hispanic man acting violently. Duarte refused to comply with the officers orders.

Because of Duarte’s behavior, the officers felt it was unsafe to approach him and Officer Rick Corpel fired a non-lethal bean bag round at the suspect in order to gain his compliance. Duarte was arrested for making a terrorist threat against his family members and transported to a local hospital where he was treated for abdominal injuries.

The Department’s Force Investigation Division will conduct a follow up investigation.


     
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