Man arrested for threatening church employee with box cutter

Man arrested for threatening church employee with box cutter

Man arrested for threatening church employee with box cutter
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3:37 PM EST, January 25, 2024

In a disturbing event that shook the community of Redwood City, California, a man was arrested after threatening a church employee with a box cutter. The alarming incident occurred at the Street Life Ministries Church, about 30 miles south of San Francisco, on a Monday evening around 7:31 p.m. The Redwood City Police Department promptly responded to the situation upon receiving a report of the threat.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jorge Orozco, fled the scene shortly after the confrontation. However, the individual who reported the incident followed Orozco, eventually leading the police to locate him in a nearby neighbourhood. Orozco was detained without incident, and a box cutter was found on his person. The victim and two witnesses positively identified him.

Investigation and arrest

There were no injuries reported during the incident. Orozco's connection to the church, if any, and his motives for threatening the employee remain unclear. Following his arrest, Orozco was booked into the San Mateo County Jail, charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The Redwood City Police Department is continuing its investigation into this unsettling event.

This incident has raised concerns about safety in worship and community spaces. Local authorities are working to ensure such incidents are swiftly addressed and are calling for increased vigilance among residents. The community is urged to report any suspicious activities to help prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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