PASADENA >> Two security guards fought with, disarmed and ultimately subdued a knife wielding man who became violent after be asked to leave the Pasadena Public Library at closing time on Friday, police said.
One of the security guards suffered a cut to his hand, and the other sustained bumps and bruises, but no one was seriously injured in the incident, which unfolded about 6 p.m. at the library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.
The incident began when a security guard asked Aristotle Williams Edwards, 18, of Pasadena to leave the library because it was closing, but he refused, the lieutenant said.
“The security guards attempted to escort the suspect out, at which time the suspect displayed a weapon, a knife, and threatened the security guard,” Grisafe said.
The two men became involved in a fight, and a second security guard rushed to help.
Grisafe said the security guards managed to wrestle the knife away from Edwards and hold him until police arrived. Edwards was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
One of the security guards, a man in his 30s, suffered a cut to his hand, police said. The other guard, a man in his 50s, suffered bruises and abrasions.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Edwards was being held on $76,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.