Man with knife on San Jose school campus now in custody, police say

Bay City News
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Man with knife on SJ school campus in custody, police say
San Jose police have a suspect in custody who prompted a shelter-in-place at an elementary school Wednesday.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A despondent man allegedly armed with a knife is in custody after prompting an elementary school to shelter in place Wednesday, according to police.

Officers responded at 10:53 a.m. to Empire Gardens Elementary School in the 1000 block of Empire Street and crisis negotiators also responded.

No students were in danger during the standoff, and San Jose police said shortly after 1:40 p.m. that the suspect was taken into custody to be assessed by mental health professionals and to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.

No other details about the case were immediately available.

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