(Yuba-Sutter, CA) – Sunday morning at 6:40, the Yuba City Police Department received several 911 calls regarding a man armed with a hatchet, in the Raley’s parking lot. He was seen hacking away at a vehicle, then, used the hatchet to smash the windows of an occupied vehicle before walking away.

The hatchet suspect, identified as 44-year-old Larry Reed of Olivehurst, was then confronted by a Raley’s employee who had just arrived at work. Reed reportedly hit the employee in the leg with the hatchet, causing a non-life-threatening injury.

The employee then ran into Raley’s and Reed chased after him. Once inside, Reed ran through the store wielding the hatchet, sending customers fleeing, while another employee grabbed Reed and hit him with a product scanner.

Two other employees subdued Reed as officers arrived and took him into custody.

Reed was treated on the scene for an injury sustained in the employee take-down, then, booked for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of meth.

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