Cops Tackle Knife-Wielding Man at Staples Center

by March 19, 2011

An intruder ran on to the court with a knife before this afternoon’s Cavs/Clips game. The police were able to control the situation without anyone getting hurt: “Police engaged in a roughly 20-minute standoff Saturday afternoon with a knife-wielding man on the floor of Los Angeles’ Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers were set to play later in the day. Police tried to convince the man to drop the knife, but eventually tackled and apprehended the man after the faceoff on the court near the visitors’ bench area. Some spectators for the early afternoon game, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. local time, had begun filing into the arena, but were evacuated once the standoff started. The players were confined to their locker rooms.”