UPDATE: Suspect rushed and detained after putting down knife inside home. Officers with him, ambulance called for examination. No other injuries reported – 9pm.
ORIGINAL: A busy day in Lafayette as residents dealt with a widespread power outage in the city and one homeowner dealt with an intruder who broke into his residence and helped himself to a meal.
Police are in the 800 block of Mariposa with air and ground assets in place after the residents called to report an Hispanic man armed with a hammer and knife inside their home, sitting at the kitchen table and eating.
Police have established contact with the individual and are conversing, in Spanish, though the man appears to be acting irrationally at times. Officers spotted him lying down on a bed in the home at one point, a knife in one hand.
The occupants are out of the home and were not injured.
Police from across Lamorinda and other adjacent agencies responded to the home to help with traffic control. A sheriff’s helicopter is orbiting the scene.