Deputies: Man armed with knife at Oakland airport wanted to kill officer

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Deputies: Man armed with knife at Oakland airport wanted to kill officer

A man armed with a knife was arrested Sunday at Oakland International Airport and he told authorities that he wanted to kill an officer.

According to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the man arrived at 8:45 a.m. and was captured on video looking into patrol cars.

After deputies confronted the suspect, he dropped his knife and then picked it back up, authorities say. 

“After several tense moments deputies were able to de-escalate the situation and detain him without force,” the department wrote on Twitter. 

The man told investigators that he intended to kill a police officer.

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