Transient arrested after reportedly threatening another with a hatchet


A 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly threatening someone with a hatchet at McCambridge Park in Burbank, police said.

Just after 2 p.m., officers learned that the suspect, a transient identified as Leo Cox, had cursed at the victim, a 54-year-old transient, while holding a hatchet over his head at the park, located at 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., said Burbank Police Sgt. Claudio Losacco.

After a verbal exchange, the suspect walked away.

With the help of the police helicopter, officers found Cox by a nearby Carl’s Jr., where they ordered him to drop the hatchet before taking him into custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

The victim reportedly told police that he and the suspect don’t know each other and hadn’t had an altercation, Losacco said.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

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