RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A 67-year-old San Bernardino man, was arrested after threatening a deputy from the Rancho Cucamonga station with a knife on Tuesday morning. At around 7:45 a.m. the suspect, Randall Thompson was at the Chick-fil-a located at 12190 Foothill Boulevard in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Thompson had a no-bail warrant for his arrest and the deputy attempted to take him into custody.
Thompson refused to comply with the deputies request and began to talk way. As he walked away from the deputy, he pulled a large kitchen knife from his backpack and turned around and began walking back toward the deputy with the knife positioned above his head. An off-duty officer from the Upland Police Department noticed and assisted the deputy. Additional deputies arrived and persuaded Thompson to disarm himself.
Thompson was taken into custody without further incident and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and a parole violation. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Monday, November 28, 2016. Thompson has an extensive criminal history, including five felony convictions in San Bernardino County, with the most recent prior to this arrest being resisting arrest.
“Due to the Upland Police officer’s quick action and assistance, deputies were able to control the situation and use minimal force while taking Thompson into custody,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said. “Both the deputy and off-duty Upland Police officer showed great restraint while considering their safety, the well-being of Thompson and the welfare of the patrons inside and around the restaurant.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
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