Library Patron Refuses to Leave, Allegedly Attacks Security Guard with a Knife

Published : Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 2:08 PM

Two security guards working at the City of Pasadena’s Central Library were injured Friday night when a library patron refused to leave at closing time and allegedly attacked one of the guards with a knife.

The incident occurred around 6:02 p.m. at the Library, which is located in the 300 block of East Walnut Street, directly across the street from Pasadena Police Headquarters.

Pasadena Lieutenant William Grisafe said that one guard was escorting the man out of the Library when the suspect pulled out a knife. A physical altercation ensued during which a second guard came to the aid of the first.

Ultimately the guards were able to subdue the suspect.

Both guard suffered injuries, Grisafe said. The second guard who lent assistance was cut on his hand and the first guard who had been escorting the suspect received minor abrasions.

Both men, one in his mid thirties and the other in his early 50’s, were treated at the scene by Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedics but were not hospitalized.

In custody is Pasadena resident Aristotle Edwards, 18, who was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.

 

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