On August 26, 2017 at about 11:45 p.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service at the McDonalds – 1540 2nd Street to assist Santa Monica Fire Department Personnel with a combative subject. The subject was reportedly swinging a metal chain at SMFD personnel and threatening to harm them. When officers arrived, they saw the subject yelling at SMFD personnel and holding a chain. The subject was detained for an investigation. Officers determined SMFD Personnel were treating an unrelated person for medical reasons when for unknown reasons the suspect approached SMFD personnel and began to yell and curse at them. The suspect swung the metal chain at SMFD personnel and threatened to harm them. The suspect was taken into custody. Jesus Jose Vidana, 57, homeless was arrested for brandishing a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $25,000.
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