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.

Officers arrived at a house in Trinity Street in Redding after receiving a report of a gunman breaking into a rental property. (Courtesy of Redding Police Department)

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.

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Cooper was found in possession of several knives, which violated his terms of probation. (Courtesy of Redding Police Department)

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.

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