Alleged stabbing, kidnapping in Atascadero prompts school lockdown
–On Monday, at approximately 8:32 a.m, the Atascadero Police Department responded to the area of Atascadero Avenue and San Gabriel Road for a report of a vehicle collision with subjects involved in a physical confrontation. Officers arrived on scene and learned the suspect had fled the area. Officers on scene ascertained the suspect had allegedly stabbed an individual at the collision scene and kidnapped another party. Officers immediately began providing vehicle and suspect description to neighboring agencies in an attempt locate the suspect.
At approximately 9:36 a.m., officers located the suspect in the area of the original collision. The suspect fled on foot from officers. Due to the proximity to the Santa Rosa School, and in an overabundance of caution, the school was notified and placed in lockdown. Following a lengthy foot pursuit, officers located the suspect in the 9100 block of Coromar Ct.
The suspect, Tyrone Anderson, a 39-year-old Atascadero resident, was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center by Atascadero Police where he is being treated for minor injuries sustained during the incident. The victim of the kidnapping is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The victim with the reported stabbing wounds did not require medical treatment.
The Atascadero Police Department Investigations Unit is currently conducting follow up investigation into the incident. Charges on Anderson are pending at this time.