updated: Jan 09, 2013, 9:03 AM
Source: San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office
Type of Incident: Assault with a deadly weapon on an Emergency Medical Technician
Date and Time of Incident : 01/08/13 at 10:30 PM
Place of Occurrence : 2382 Left Lane, Arroyo Grande
Victim Information : N/A
Suspect Information : Thomas Kadota, age 38, resident of Arroyo Grande
Details of News Release :
On 01/08/13 at 9:45 PM, San Luis Ambulance and Cal Fire personnel responded to a medical aid call at
2382 Left Lane in rural Arroyo Grande. The suspect, Thomas Kadota, had called requesting medical aid
for his elderly mother.
While ambulance and fire personnel were in the process of treating the patient, Kadota became agitated
and stabbed a San Luis Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician in the back.
Deputies responded to the residence and were able to evacuate the medical personnel and the patient
from the location.
Kadota remained inside the residence and was uncooperative with investigating deputies, refusing to
come out of the house. A perimeter was established and after 5 1/2 hours of negotiation, Kadota was
taken into custody without incident.
Commander Brian Hascall
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office
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