Knife-wielding man threatens to kill his neighbor two blocks away from a school, deputies say

Crime

Deputies are investigating an incident of a man in Tulare County who allegedly barricaded himself, threatening to kill his neighbor two blocks away from an elementary school.

The sheriff’s office says deputies are in the area of Avenue 404 and Mueller Road in Cutler, where a man reportedly threatened to kill his neighbor with a knife, then barricaded himself inside his home.

Cutler Elementary School is about two blocks away from the scene and was notified earlier as a precaution. Parents were called to come walk their children home or pick them up.

By 5:21 p.m., the suspect identified as Ramiro Garcia, 49, was taken into custody, and deputies say he is unarmed.

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