A man who allegedly smashed the window of a Sacramento city employee's vehicle with a hatchet and then kept police at bay for more than four hours has been identified as 25-year-old Kaartik Narayan (pictured).
At 9:20 a.m., police were called to the 7500 block of Rock Creek Way regarding a city employee who had been attacked by a man wielding a hatchet. The victim and her co-worker were sitting in their city vehicle when Narayan approached on his bicycle and allegedly smashed the driver's side window with a hatchet. The employee in the driver's seat suffered minor cuts to her face, according to Police Department news release.
Narayan fled on his bicycle to his home in the 7500 block of Stallings Drive. Officers arrived and briefly saw Narayan in his driveway, still holding the hatchet, officials said. Narayan then ran inside the house and refused to come out.
The Sacramento Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiation teams responded and attempted to get Narayan to surrender. About 2 p.m., he exited the rear of the house and was taken into custody by SWAT and K-9 officers.
Narayan was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.
Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.