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Man Tells Mom He's Going to Use Freshly Sharpened Knives on Her

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A man in his 40s was arrested last night after allegedly threatening his mother with sharpened knives at a house in Boyle Heights, reports City News Service.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, began sharpening the knives in the kitchen of the house at about 6:30 p.m. and telling his mother, who was with him, that he was planning to use them on her.

She ran outside the house and called police, and their arrival launched a seven hour standoff as the man refused to come out of the house. While in there, he threatened to blow up the home by opening gas lines.

But it wasn't until the man started communicating with cops that he was taken into custody. According to Sgt. Peter Gamino, watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Station, the tasing ultimately happened because of something the suspect said.

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"He came to the door and started talking smack and officers reached through a window and shot him with a Taser,'' said Gamino. The man then fell through the front door.