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A Lakehead man was taken down by Shasta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Thor Monday night after he allegedly threatened to kill his mother and sister with a butcher knife.
Around 4:15 p.m., SHASCOM received a 911 call from 72-year-old Lucille Cristiani saying her son, 52-year-old Richard Cristiani, was threatening to kill her and his 50-year-old-sister, Maria Scott, at their home in Lakehead. Cristiani said Richard was chasing them with a butcher knife, but they were able to escape the home and call 911.
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with CHP officers surrounded the home at 21435 Coleman Street. Using a patrol car’s loud speaker, officers gave commands for nearly 30 minutes telling Richard to exit the house. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says there was no response from inside during the entire time