Picture of a knife, not the one in story.
Example of a knife. Not one in story. Photo via Pixabay

A man who threatened a Covina police officer with a knife in a secured parking area at the department headquarters was arrested after responding officers used a less-lethal device, authorities said Saturday.

The arrest occurred about 6:15 p.m. Friday at the Covina Police Department headquarters at 444 N. Citrus Ave., according to Detective Oswaldo Preciado.

A man identified as 75-year-old Monrovia resident Luis Hurtado followed a police vehicle into a secured area, Preciado said.

Hurtado “brandished a knife in a threatening manner and made statements consistent with his desire for police to take his life,” the detective said.

More officers responded and used a less-lethal device to take Hurtado into custody, Preciado said.

No officers were injured and the incident was under investigation by the District Attorney’s Office, he said.

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