San Jose police today arrested a male suspect on suspicion of assaulting two people after he barricaded himself in an apartment and prompted officers to evacuate some nearby residents, police said. At about 4:01 p.m., police responded to the area of 18 S. 19th St. on a report of a male who brandished a knife, assaulted the two victims and entered the apartment, according to police Officer Albert Morales.
Police evacuated some apartment dwellers and made multiple attempts to convince the suspect to surrender and exit the residence, Morales said. The suspect, who appeared to be by himself, at first refused to leave the apartment but was finally taken into custody more than an hour later and residents were allowed back into their units, Morales said The two victims suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
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