Hatchet-Wielding Suspect Taken Into Custody After SWAT Standoff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A SWAT standoff with a man who injured a city worker in a hatchet attack ended with his arrest after several hours, according to police.

SWAT officers surrounded the suspect’s home on Stallings Drive around 11 Tuesday morning after the alleged attack. He was identified as 25-year-old Kaartik Narayan.

kaartik narayan Hatchet Wielding Suspect Taken Into Custody After SWAT Standoff

Kaartik Narayan

Just before 2 p.m., a canine officer took down Narayan in the backyard of the home in the 7500 block of Stallings Drive. He was then taken into custody.

Earlier, Narayan was reportedly riding his bike in the area of Rock Creek Way when he came upon two city workers.

According to police, while the workers were in their vehicle, Narayan took out a hatchet and broke the car window. Glass from the broken window injured a female worker. She was treated at a local hospital and released.

“He had some prior mental issues and we’re going to evaluate him for that,” Sgt. Andrew Pettit said.

The suspect then rode off to his home. Police responded and reportedly saw Narayan in his driveway holding the hatchet. He fled into the house when officers arrived and the standoff ensued.

Narayan was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail.

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