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Man arrested after waving knife around Columbus McDonald’s, spraying cleaning solution at officers

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Mug shot: Lucino Evangelio-Cayetano

COLUMBUS, Ind. (September 14, 2015) – Columbus police arrested a man at McDonald’s early Saturday morning.

Officers were first called to the McDonald’s on 3rd Street in Columbus around 5:15 a.m. Saturday on a report of a person acting erratically and holding a knife.

Upon arriving, officers located Lucino Evangelio-Cayetano, 36, in a utility closet.  When officers opened the closet, Evangelio-Cayetano was holding a knife and a bottle of a cleaning solution.

Officers cleared out the restaurant for safety reasons.

They then gave the suspect numerous commands to drop the knife.

Evangelio-Cayetano did not comply with the officers’ commands, and he waved the knife towards the officers and sprayed the cleaning solution towards them.

After a short standoff, the suspect was tased by one of the officers and then taken into custody.

Evangelio-Cayetano was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for evaluation.

After being released from the hospital, he was incarcerated at the Bartholomew County Jail.

Evangelio-Cayetano was arrested on the charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon (class 6 Felony), criminal trespass (class A Misdemeanor), resisting law enforcement (class A Misdemeanor), and intimidation (class A Misdemeanor).

Evangelio-Cayetano will be given an initial court date in the Bartholomew County Courts.

It is unclear at this time where Evangelio-Cayetano resides.

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