West Covina, CA – West Covina Police Department shared information where their police department was attacked by a man with a bat.
At about 10:18 AM Monday morning, Christopher Rivas, 28, of West Covina, walked up to the front lobby of the West Covina Police Department and began striking the large glass windows.
Seated inside the lobby by the windows were three women who immediately ran and entered a secured area of the lobby. As officers responded from within the police station, the Christopher Rivas walked up to the entry way repeatedly swinging and striking the glass entry doors threatening to enter. A West Covina PD officer who had been outside saw what was happening and ran up to the suspect, tackling him to the ground. Other officers then assisted in taking him into custody.
You can see the video of the incident here:
Rivas suffered minor injuries from the fall and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
None of the women were injured. The outer glass of the police department did not break from the impact strikes made by the suspect.
Christopher Rivas was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Resisting Arrest. The suspect was cited and released to the custody of the LA County Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.