EL CAJON - A man who barricaded himself inside a restaurant in El Cajon after chasing a worker with a knife was taken in to custody after police coaxed him out with a cigarette.
The incident happened around 9 a.m. Saturday at the El Cilantro Fresh Mexican Grill on E. Madison Avenue, near N. 2nd Street.
A worker told police a man who was talking to himself and swearing entered the restaurant and grabbed a knife, chasing one of the workers. All of the employees were able to get out safely.
The armed man knocked over this table and the soda machine inside El Cilantro Mexican Grill pic.twitter.com/1MDJHPJswx
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When police arrived, the man was barricaded inside the restaurant. Officers lured him out with a cigarette and took him in to custody. The suspect has not yet been identified.