A suicidal man stands in the middle of road, waves knife at passersby

COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suicidal man who was waving a knife at people Tuesday morning on North River Road in Paso Robles, according to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded at approximately 9:55 a.m. to reports of a suicidal man standing in the middle of North River Road in Paso Robles.
Witnesses reported the subject was holding a 10- to 12-inch knife to his throat and was also waving the knife at passersby.
Deputies found the suicidal man standing in the middle of the 5900 block of North River Road in rural Paso Robles.
Deputies made contact with the man, identified him as 19-year-old Dario Salvadormontana Diaz of Paso Robles.
The Deputies asked Diaz several times to put the knife down and he refused. Diaz then ran into a neighboring vineyard and deputies followed. Diaz then ran back to North River Road.
Deputies again made contact with Diaz and asked him to drop the knife, which he did. Deputies were able to detain Diaz and take him into custody without further incident.
Diaz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence related to an incident which had occurred earlier that day.


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