Knife-wielding man arrested at Airbnb property in Redding | New
REDDING, Calif. – A man was arrested in Redding around 6:55 p.m. Friday for trespassing on a property that served as Airbnb, according to the Redding Police Department.
Officers attended the 1300 block of Trinity Street to investigate a report of a gunman, later identified as 42-year-old Malcolm Cooper of Redding, who was encroaching on a rental property.
With the help of CHP’s Flight Operations Division, officers were able to see that Cooper had a holster on his right hip, but they could not tell if it contained a weapon.
After preparing less than lethal force options, including the use of the K-9 Duke unit, officers approached Cooper. They saw that Cooper’s holster was actually a large knife in a scabbard.
The Redding Police Department said Cooper had a history of weapons violations and threatened officers.
It was also discovered that Cooper was on probation for domestic violence charges. Being in possession of a knife violated his terms of probation.
Officers were able to arrest Cooper without incident. He was incarcerated in the Shasta County jail for trespassing and violating probation.