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Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 4400 block of Vallecito Street, Shasta Lake City for multiple reports of a man running through the neighborhood with a knife or axe yelling “Everyone is going to die”.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 11:13 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 10:36 AM

UPDATE: 4/10/2018 7:12 p.m. 

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif.
- Residents at a home in the City of Shasta Lake woke up Tuesday morning to find a man breaking into their home yelling and wielding a knife.

Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies said the man was highly intoxicated when he ran through the neighborhood with a knife yelling, "Everyone is going to die" just moments before.

“So they arrived on scene just after 2 this morning at 4404 Vallecito,” sergeant Jose Gonzalez said. “And they had a report of a subject who had broken into that residence threatening people with a knife.”

That man was 35-year-old Ismael Hernandez Porras of the City of Shasta Lake.

Resident Eric Riordan told police he woke to Porras brandishing a knife at him and making threats to kill him.

Porras reportedly chased Riordan through the home trying to stab him, but Riordan escaped without injury by running outside.

Three other residents Joshua Samply, Jeremy Siwka and Sherrie Gould all waited outside until police arrived.

“So they [police] surrounded the house,” Gonzalez said. “They called into the house on the PA system and tried to get the subject to come out. He refused to come out initially. Shortly thereafter, the deputies went into the location and took him into custody without incident.”

After several attempts to get Porras to come out, deputies were able to open a window and saw him lying on the floor, bleeding and unconscious.

Nearby resident Sky Pappas was woken by the commotion and said it was more than an hour before police left the scene.

“And then basically all you heard was the very loud helicopter and there was no more bullhorn,” Pappas said. “And then after a very, about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes of a very loud helicopter there was silence.”

Pappas says incidents like this are unfortunately becoming more commonplace in this neighborhood.

He says it used to be a quiet neighborhood back in 2001 when he first moved in, a change he largely attributes to increased drug use.

“What we have today is, like I said, an escalation of violence and a new breed of tweeker that I personally have never seen,” Pappas said.

Porras was taken to a local hospital for treatment of self-inflicted wounds and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats, brandishing a knife, vandalism and an outstanding warrant.

He was also found to be in violation of parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

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Shasta County Calif.
—Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 4400 block of Vallecito Street, Shasta Lake City for multiple reports of a man running through the neighborhood with a knife or axe yelling “Everyone is going to die”.

Deputies arrived to the home and could hear a man yelling inside.

Deputies contacted the owner of the home Joshua Samply along with Jeremy Siwka, Sherrie Gould, and Eric Riordan in the front yard of the home.

They told deputies that Ismael Hernandez Porras, of Shasta Lake was highly intoxicated and forcibly entered the home after breaking several windows.

Siwka and Gould said that Porras had a knife and threatened to kill them, so they ran into the yard for safety.

Riordan said that he was inside sleeping when Porras woke him up with a knife in hand threatening to kill him.

Riordan said that he ran through the home while Porras chased him with a knife trying to stab him.

Riordan said that he ran out of the house to escape Porras.

After deputies ordered Porras to get out of the home numerous times, they were able to see in a window that Porras was lying on the floor, unconscious and bleeding.

Porras was taken into custody without further incident.

Porras was evaluated by medical staff on scene and transported to the hospital for self-inflicted wounds.

Porras was then booking into Shasta County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats, brandishing a knife, vandalism, and an outstanding warrant.

Porras was found to be on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

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