On August 30, 2017 at about 11:16 a.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons – 710 Broadway regarding a battery occurring. The reporting party indicated the suspect hit the store manager in the face and threatened the reporting party with a razor blade. The suspect fled the location and was last seen southbound on Lincoln Blvd. The suspect was located at the CVS -1411 Lincoln Blvd and detained for an investigation. Officers determined the subject entered the store and was immediately recognized by store security and employees as a subject banned from the store because of prior thefts. The security guard confronted the subject, which led to the suspect becoming upset. The store manager intervened and again told the suspect to leave the store, the subject eventually walked towards the exit as the security guard and manager followed behind him. As the suspect exited, the suspect got into a fighting stance and swung at the store manager and struck him. The suspect then took out a razor blade and threatened to harm them. The suspect was identified by the victim and taken into custody. Alejandro Jose Manriquez, 23, homeless was arrested for criminal threats, brandishing a deadly weapon, battery, and warrants. Bail was set at $65,000.
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