DUBLIN (CBS SF) – Police shot and injured a Dublin man Friday morning after he allegedly walked toward officers with a large knife, a spokesman said Friday.
Blaine Cox contacted police at 9:22 a.m. saying his son, Ryan Cox, 28, was causing a disturbance at their home on Frederiksen Lane, according to Lt. Herb Walters.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
Blaine said Ryan was punching holes in his wall, and told police he was afraid of his son.
Officers met with Blaine in front of his house. As they were speaking to him, a suspect, later identified as Ryan, stepped out of the garage carrying a knife, described as being around 10 inches long, Walters said.
Ryan allegedly refused to listen to commands and walked toward an officer, who at that point feared an attack and fired several rounds.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center
Ryan was struck in the upper torso and arm, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment with injuries that were not considered to be life threatening, Walters said.
Police plan to ask prosecutors to file a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against Ryan, Walters said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (925) 833-6682.MORE NEWS: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
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