Man subdued and arrested by Santa Monica Police after chasing resident with machete

CALIFORNIA — A machete wielding man was subdued and arrested by Santa Monica Police after chasing a resident in an alley.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department, 53-year-old Andre Joaquin Castille, was arrested on September 13 after a resident saw Castille attempting to break into a backyard on the 1400 block of 26th Street.

The resident reported Castille was armed with a machete and during the 911 call, Castille chased the resident through the alley.

Officers responded and found Castille holding the machete and a pipe. As officers tried to stop him, Castille swung the pipe at them and officers deployed a Taser.

Despite being tased, Castille managed to get back on his feet and reengage the officers — who tackled him to the ground and were able to subdue him.

Castille was initially held on a $50,000 bond but his bail was revoked after the DA’s office filed two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of resisting arrest with violence.