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Man accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home arrested by Antioch police

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Police in Antioch on Thursday arrested a man in connection with several felony crimes involving breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and making threats with a knife.

The identity of the 26-year-old suspect has not been released, and police did not immediately release information on the exact crimes the suspect was arrested for.

On Thursday at 1:19 p.m., officers with the Antioch Police Department responded to an apartment in the 2200 block of San Jose Drive on a report a man was threatening to break into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

Police said the suspect forced his way into the apartment through the front door, tore up the apartment, armed himself with a large kitchen knife and made death threats.

The suspect came outside with the knife, challenged officers as they approached the apartment and refused officers’ orders to drop the weapon, polices said.

The suspect went back into the apartment, and officers, fearing for the lives of several young children in the home, confronted him as he tried to break into a back room.

Police said six children, ages 1 to 5 years old, and the victim were hiding in the apartment during the incident.

Officers utilized a Taser and police K-9 to disarm the suspect and take him into custody.

The suspect was transported to a hospital and treated for dog bites and was later arrested.

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