Man Arrested Following Standoff with RPD at New Courthouse Construction Site

Photo by Shelly Shively

On Monday, March 30th, 2020, at 1:00 P.M., Redding Police received numerous 911 calls regarding a male threatening employees working on the new Shasta County Superior Court at 1515 Court St. in Redding. The male, later identified as Tyler Case, 29 years of San Jose, walked onto the construction site and threatened an employee with knives. As calls were made to the Redding Police, Case climbed to the top of the structure where he began throwing tools off the top floor.

Redding Police responded and closed down the city block near the construction site, while the site was evacuated.

Photo by Doni Chamberlain

Officers started negotiating with Case to climb down from the structure. Downtown traffic was significantly impacted with numerous onlookers during the hour and a half standoff. The building presented numerous challenges to Redding Police, as in this stage of construction there were numerous exposed steel beams, open walls, openings on the floor, and other hazards in the six story building. The concern was that Case or one of the involved officers could fall and be seriously injured during the encounter.

Officers entered the structure and negotiated with Case for his surrender. Case refused to cooperate with officers and maintained a dangerous position which would not allow officers to reach him safely. Ultimately, officers were able to talk Case down to the exterior edge of the second floor where the standoff continued. Officers were able to distract Case, and pull him from the ledge of the structure, before he could jump and severely injure himself. Case violently resisted officers but was subdued and taken into custody without further incident.

Following his arrest, Case was found to be armed with three make shift knives hidden on his person. Case is currently on probation for assault with a deadly weapon out of Santa Clara County, and was arrested by Redding Police on March 27th, 2020, for resisting and obstructing a police officer. Case was booked at the Shasta County Jail for brandishing a knife at the construction employee, obstructing, resisting and threatening police officers, and possession of a concealed dirk or dagger.

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