Santa Rosa man suspected of threatening landlord with knife
Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
A Santa Rosa man with a butcher knife threatened his landlord, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies and himself before being talked into dropping it and giving up, said a sheriff’s official Wednesday.
Suspect Anthony Greene, 23, was arrested after Tuesday afternoon’s incident at a home on Baird Road in northwest Santa Rosa.
The 76-year-old landlord called for help at about 3:30 p.m., saying Greene had threatened him with the large knife, demanding the elderly man take him to the bank and withdraw money for him, said sheriff’s Lt. Steve Brown.
The man told deputies the younger man threatened to kill him as he held the knife about one foot from his neck, Brown said in a press release.
He said he got away and called 911 when Greene became distracted.
Deputies got to the home and could see the man through a window, holding an 8- to 10-inch butcher knife. They ordered him to drop it and come out.
He came out, holding the knife. He threatened to kill deputies and himself then went back inside, said Brown.
One of the deputies on the call was a hostage negotiator who got Green to cooperate, Brown said.
Deputies arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and kidnapping, elder abuse and making terrorist threats.
He was taken to the Sonoma County Jail for booking. Bail was set at $101,000 and Greene remained in custody Wednesday.
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