Police use rubber bullets to subdue San Benito suspect

SAN BENITO – Police say they had to use rubber bullets to subdue a man who was throwing rocks at a car and threatened officers with a knife.

Officers say they were called to a home in the 1000 block of Wick Street on Thursday night where the suspect, Thomas Randolph Taylor, 48, was throwing rocks. They say the vehicle’s front windshield was damaged.

Police say Taylor was inside the home with blood on his hands and he began to yell at officers.

“He then got up in an aggressive manner and pulled a knife from the back of his shirt. He was given multiple commands to drop the weapon but refused,” police said.

Officers say they fired .40 millimeter rubber bullets at Taylor’s leg and stomach after he refused to drop the knife. They say he finally threw it at officers and was arrested.

He was charged with four counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, criminal mischief and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in San Francisco.

He was arraigned by Judge Benjamin Yudesis and bond was set totaling $275,000 dollars. He’s being held at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.