JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Police say they had to deploy beanbag rounds on a man who allegedly approached officers brandishing a machete Friday night and was later arrested on suspicion of several charges, including felony terrorizing and domestic assault.
Officers arrived to the 1800 block of Ninth Avenue Southwest in Jamestown around 8:30 p.m. Friday after Stutsman County Dispatch received several calls from the surrounding Western Park Village regarding a disturbance on the street between a man and woman.
Callers said they heard a large boom, and they also reported a car with its back window smashed out and its tires slashed.
Ricardo Vasquez, 26, of Jamestown, was carrying a machete and attempting to drive away in the damaged car. Police suspect Vasquez was the one to damage the car, according to a police report.
As officers approached Vasquez, he got out of the car and walked toward them, holding the machete in what the report called a "hostile manner." Officers then shot Vasquez with beanbag rounds after determining he was not compliant and a danger to everyone nearby. He was subdued and transported to Stutsman County Corrections with minimal injuries, the report said.
Formal charges are pending, but police say Vasquez was arrested on suspicion of felony terrorizing, simple domestic assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and preventing arrest. Officers also expect to charge him with criminal mischief for damaged property.
The incident is under investigation by the Jamestown Police Department.