Man armed with metal rod arrested at farmer’s market


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SAN DIEGO – A transient allegedly armed with a metal rod was arrested in Little Italy Saturday.

San Diego police said the man was confronted by officers around 8:50 a.m. at the farmer’s market in the 1600 block of State Street, but refused to comply.

He was pepper sprayed and taken into custody.

According to police, the man was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for possible mental health issues.

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