Merced man allegedly threatens shoppers with knife

FRESNO, Calif.

Merced County sheriff's deputies say it happened at Adel's Market -- at Highway 59 and Cone Avenue.

Deputies say they were originally called to the store because a man hit a shopping cart with his car -- and then got into a disturbance with the customer who was pushing it. That's when the man pulled out a knife -- and tried to attack others at the store.

Deputies caught up with the suspect at a nearby home, but taking him into custody was no easy task. Officers ended up having to use a taser to get 28-year-old Ciro Martinez in handcuffs. He's now facing charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and suspicion of DUI.

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