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Man arrested after allegedly pulling knife on police officer

July 23, 2013

A 23-year-old Glendale man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly pulled out a knife and advanced toward a police officer.

The officer initially arrived shortly after 3 p.m. in the 1700 block of Glenoaks Boulevard in response to a report of man who had pointed a knife at another man, according to Glendale police.

Several witnesses directed the officer to David Meron, who was then detained at gunpoint, police said. The officer investigated the incident and decided to let Meron go, advising him to control himself.

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As the officer was releasing Meron from handcuffs, he noticed that Meron was not immediately following his orders and appeared to be angry.

He allowed Meron to retrieve his switchblade, which the officer had placed on a cinder-block wall.

Meron looked at the officer, began walking toward him, pulled the switchblade from his pocket, flicked it open and pointed it at him, police said.

The officer immediately pulled out his handgun, pointed it at Meron and ordered him to drop the switchblade. Meron complied, but refused to lie down on the ground, police said.

He was eventually forced to ground and taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.

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