Police and Law Enforcement

Cop tackles bat-wielding man who was threatening police

A man is tackled after swinging a bat at the window of the poilce department in West Covina, Calif.

A man is tackled after swinging a bat at the window of the poilce department in West Covina, Calif.  (Facebook)

A new video released by California police shows a man getting tackled by an officer after he repeatedly struck the police department windows with an aluminum baseball bat.

The incident occurred Monday morning outside the West Covina P.D., where 28-year-old Christopher Rivas was allegedly threatening bystanders and officers while hitting the lobby windows with the bat.

In a statement, police said three women in the lobby immediately ran to a secure area of the lobby. With Rivas standing in the entryway of the building and about to enter, a non-uniformed officer ran in from behind.

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