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Man Armed With a Knife Arrested for Assaulting Female

Post Date:03/14/2017 3:59 PM

 Burbank, California – On March 13, 2017, around 9:30 AM, the Burbank Police Department received a call from the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, located at 1304 W. Burbank Blvd., regarding a male inside the business causing a disturbance.  The caller reported that the man was armed with a knife. 

 While Burbank Police Officers were on their way to the location, additional information was received that the man was now inside an office with a female employee, and was holding her against her will.  When officers arrived, they quickly formed a team to enter the building and rescue the employee.  As police officers entered, the female managed to escape to safety.

 Police Officers then made contact with the suspect inside the building and took him into custody without incident.  A knife was found and recovered at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as Kenneth Jackson, a 30-year-old transient from Burbank.  He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.

The victim is a 50-year-old female.  She was transported to a local hospital and treated for a head injury, which she said she suffered when the suspect threw a metal box at her during the ordeal.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment against Jackson.  His bail has been set at $70,000. Jackson is due in court tomorrow.

Since its inception in 1974, The Burbank Temporary Aid Center has been providing individuals and families, the working poor, crime victims, senior citizens, and the homeless with the short-term emergency assistance they need to live with dignity.

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