UPDATE: Suspect in custody after KCSO/SPD response at 16th/Roxbury

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9:22 AM: Thanks for the tip. SW Roxbury is blocked at 16th by a large police/sheriff’s response. We are told at the scene that they are attempting to arrest “a person with a knife” who is outside the T-Mobile store at that intersection. The closure continues to the east. Updates to come.

9:30 AM: This is primarily a KCSO situation, although SPD is there too. Deputies tell us they had dealt with the suspect earlier and that he had threatened them with a knife, so that’s what preceded this standoff. 16th and Delridge are both blocked to the north of Roxbury. (added) Metro has rerouted the 120, 128, and 60, according to an alert.

9:42 AM: The man is now in custody. Our crew was still on scene and reports that the man moved toward a line of shielded deputies and was within Taser distance, so they used that weapon to subdue and arrest him. They tell us the streets should reopen in 15 to 30 minutes.

10:21 AM: As shown on the nearest traffic cam, the scene has cleared and the streets are open again. Metro has also sent an update that buses are back to their normal routes.

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Suspect in custody after KCSO/SPD response at 16th/Roxbury"

  • WS Driver March 4, 2022 (10:24 am)

    Thank you, WSB!  Started with the suspect in the middle of the busy intersection ranting at cars, got very close to mine as I stopped for the light.  Glad he was finally subdued, hope he gets help, for all of us to stay safe.

  • Cathy Pfau March 4, 2022 (10:44 am)

    I can always count on the WSB for the latest news in my neighborhood! I hear sirens, I check the Blog! Thanks for always being in top of things, even in my neck of the woods, which I fondly refer to as the “edge of the hood”.

  • South Delridge Gal March 4, 2022 (11:41 am)

    I’m happy to hear they captured the knife wielding person safely. Great job SPD and KCSO! I know they can’t always use tasers and glad they didn’t need to resort to fatal shooting of suspect. Hopefully, he’s locked away for a while until he is no longer a threat. 

    • doTheRightThing March 4, 2022 (1:46 pm)

      I hope he gets care and compassionate treatment for whatever situation he is in. 99% chance that the best thing is not to be simply locked up and forgotten. These are our neighbors, and they are human, impacted by the circumstances of their life which may be substantially out of their controll.

  • South Delridge Gal March 4, 2022 (2:43 pm)

    Sigh. I didn’t say locked up and forgotten. Those are your words. However, he should be locked up until he isn’t going to wield a knife dangerously in our community towards our neighbors and police. Be it a jail or a secured mental hospital – that is where murderous acting people need to go until they are no longer a threat to others. Again, I’m glad police taser worked so they didn’t need to use lethal force on him. 

  • Rick March 4, 2022 (4:39 pm)

    Funny how some folks will twist things around and put words in others mouths to push their feelings/agenda. One of the perils of a free country I guess.

  • Balderdash March 4, 2022 (7:22 pm)

    Oh he’s human all right. However, perhaps drug addicted. Perhaps mentally unbalanced. And needs to not be out on the street. That is where help can be administered.  Not while he’s out loose with a knife.  The situation out on the street truly means we forgot to keep track of him.  Or just let him go. 

  • burb March 5, 2022 (10:05 am)

    I spoke to him before he entered the intersection.  He had some mental issue going on.  I too hope he can be in a safer place both physically and mentally.

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