City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120703-093
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Police Arrest Hatchet Wielding Man

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 25-year-old Kaartik Narayan for attacking a Sacramento City employee with a hatchet. 

On July 3, 2012, at 9:20 a.m., police were called to the 7500 block of Rock Creek Way regarding a City employee who was attacked by Kaartik Narayan.  As the victim and her coworker were sitting in their City vehicle, Narayan approached on his bicycle, smashing out the driver's side window with a hatchet.   The employee in the driver's seat sustained minor cuts to her face from the broken glass. 

Narayan then fled on his bicycle to his home in the 7500 block of Stallings Drive.  Officers arrived on scene and briefly saw Narayan in his driveway, still holding the hatchet.  Narayan immediately ran inside his home and refused to come out. 

Both the Sacramento Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams responded in an attempt to get Narayan to surrender.  Several hours later, Narayan exited the rear of his home and was taken into custody by members of SWAT and K9.  Narayan was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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