On July 12 at about 3:45 p.m., Santa Monica police officers were on patrol when they were flagged down by security officers of the Santa Monica Place mall near 2nd Street and Broadway.
The security officers pointed to a man who was quickly walking away from them. Officers detained the subject to investigate what happened.
While they tried to talk to him, the subject became agitated and started yelling profanities at the officers and people walking by. The officers placed the subject in handcuffs to prevent a violent altercation.
The subject fought the officers and attempted to escape. Once he was secured in handcuffs, officers discovered a knife in his front right pocket and a stolen iPhone.
Daniel Leon Anderson, 26, had bail set at $10,000.
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