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GP Police Arrested Man for Threatening Motorists with Knife near Tussing Park

Grants Pass Police arrested a man for allegedly threatening motorists with a knife near Tussing Park yesterday.

The Police Department reports officers arrested the 36-year-old male subject near the corner of West Park Street and Ringuette Street on Tuesday at 11:06 a.m..

Police said a Josephine County sheriff's deputy was flagged down by a couple who reported the man had just charged their vehicle with a knife. They said he was located a short time later walking in the middle of the street and "flailing wildly."

Officers disarmed the man and placed him into custody. No one was hurt.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Disorderly Conduct and the resulting Parole Violation stemming from recent convictions for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief. He was being held on a no-bail detainer. His property was logged into evidence for safekeeping.
Posted on 3/27/24 10:15AM by Sam Marsh