LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Juan Deleon, a 59-year-old Lubbock man, was arrested early Wednesday morning after making threats to kill people with a knife at a Wienerschnitzel located at 301 University Ave.
Police were called to the scene after midnight after employees reported Deleon went to the restaurant's drive-through window, threatening to kill someone, according to a Lubbock Police Department police report. Once police arrived they found Deleon and were able to keep a safe distance away from him while trying to talk him into putting the knife down.
It was reported Deleon kept the knife in his right hand. One officer on scene had lethal coverage over Deleon with his patrol pistol, covered with a taser. The officer then told Deleon to drop the knife but was told that he would lunge at both officers and kill them.
A third officer arrived on scene with a bean-bag shotgun and again ordered Deleon to put the knife down, according to the police report. More officers then arrived on the scene and attempted to negotiate with Deleon.
He then made several attempts to move towards the officers with the knife in hand but was taken down. Deleon threw down the knife and was arrested by officers at the scene.
After being arrested Deleon provided police with an alias and would not give them his real name. Once booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center he was charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer and failure to identify.