By Megan G. Razzetti
An unidentified man was detained by the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department after allegedly being on the East Los Angeles College campus with a knife this afternoon between the F7 and E7 buildings.
The suspect was not a student according to Sheriff Alex Tiscareño. He was taken to the East LA Jail for booking.
Tiscareño said this wasn’t the first incident with the suspect.
The suspect was detained for possession of a large knife while on a college campus.
“He obviously has no regard for student safety,” said Tiscareno.
According to the girlfriend, the suspect carried the knife, that measures no more four inches, on his belt in plain sight.
“I came out of my class. He was supposed to meet me and when I came out, they had his bike and he was already in the car,” said the suspect’s girlfriend, who wished to remain anonymous.
Once booked, secretaries will do a further research of his record to see if there are any previous offences that Sheriff Tiscareno couldn’t find on the computer during his investigation.
He will be booked tonight, spend a few days in jail and be arraigned in front of a judge. The judge will determine the length of jail time or work out a deal with the suspect.
The bike the suspect rode onto campus was impounded by the sheriffs. He will get his property back once out of jail.