Knife-wielding man chases two tv reporters, city council candidate in Yakima

Knife-wielding man chases two tv reporters, councilman in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. - Police have arrested a suspect in a stand-off after a man chased two tv reporters with a knife.

An Action News reporter was filming at 6th Street and Spruce with another tv reporter when a large man threw a bottle in their direction around 11:00 a.m., Monday.

The reporter could then see him pulling out a knife when he began to chase the two women and a Yakima councilman candidate who was being interviewed at the scene, knocking over a camera then running into a house.

The three said he was yelling "get the f*** outta' here" and "I'm gonna f****** kill you," as well as other things in Spanish while chasing them.

No one was injured in the incident.

Yakima police barricaded the home at 6th Street where the knife-wielding man was hiding. SWAT, police K-9 units and the Violent Offender Task Force were called to the area to assist in the standoff.

[UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.] Yakima police arrested Ramon Corona, 61, after the stand-off that lasted roughly five hours.

Corona was arrested on charges of 2nd degree assault, officers said.

They used concussion grenades and tear get to try and get him to come out of the house. Police thought he was going to give himself up when he came to the door, but he quickly went back into the house.

Police then used their K-9 unit to get him out of the house.

This is a developing story. Information will be updated as available.

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