A description was obtained by the first officer that contacted the employees and broadcast to other responding units. A subject matching the description was located in the parking lot of Circle K at 2175 Westside Road. This subject was positively identified as the responsible and had a filet knife in a sheath attached to his belt. He became uncooperative after arrest and attempted to damage a patrol vehicle he was being detained in. He spit saliva on officers and made threats to kill police officers as a result of his arrest. He was placed in leg restraints to prevent injury to himself and damage to the patrol unit.
The suspect was identified as Richard Wesley Broderson, 46, of Redding. He was booked into Shasta County Jail for armed robbery, threatening police officers and an outstanding warrant for possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
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