On May 4, at about 8:32 p.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible robbery at Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway. Officers spoke to the victim who stated he was walking along 700 Broadway when for unknown reasons and unprovoked the suspect began to yell aggressively at the victim. The victim walked away from the suspect. The suspect followed the victim and began to verbally threaten the victim. The victim stopped and was face to face with the suspect. The suspect was holding a knife and swung a knife towards the victim multiple times. The victim was not struck or injured by the suspect. The victim walked away from the suspect and called 911. The suspect was detained in the 900 block of Broadway. A knife was recovered from the suspect and held as evidence.
Jonathan Clark Simpson, 35, homeless was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and had bail set at $30,000.
Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.