Axe-wielding suspect arrested after allegedly damaging multiple cars in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Police arrested a suspect who is accused of damaging property and multiple cars in a Huntington Beach neighborhood with an axe.

Officers made the arrest after receiving several reports Monday of an armed man walking in the area of Bushard Street and Adams Avenue.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect walking up and down the street with an axe, smashing cars and other property in the neighborhood. One witness said he saw the suspect throw a rock at a truck that was driving by.

The suspect, described, as being in his 30s, was located upon their arrival and was taken into custody without incident, according to a Facebook post from the Huntington Beach Police Department.
There were also reports of numerous slashed tires and broken residential porch lights, police said. The axe was later found in the area.

No injuries were reported.

Due to the "volume of vandalisms," authorities were unable to file a report for every victim and are asking them to contact the department by calling (714) 960 - 8811.
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