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Martinez Police Take Man Into Custody After Hours of Crisis Negotiations

by ECT

The following was released by the Martinez Police Department after a two and a half hour negotiations session with crisis negotiators.  

On Friday, July 20, 2018, at about 1020 hours, Martinez Police Dispatch received a call of a subject jumping in and out of traffic with a boulder in his hands trying to hit vehicles on Muir Station Road. Officers arrived on scene and located the subject pacing back and forth on the train trestle above Alhambra Way near Muir Station. This trestle is roughly 75 to 100 feet above the roadway.

Officers attempted to coax the subject down from the trestle, but he began throwing railroad spikes and large rocks from the railway at officers and passing vehicles before the roadway could be shut down. At least one vehicle was severely damaged, but nobody was injured. The subject then began throwing large rocks at houses while walking west along the tracks. During this time, the railway had to be shut down to all trains in the area.

After repeated attempts to get the subject to come down off the tracks, and as the subject was continuing to throw rocks and balancing along the outer top edge of the trestle’s guard rail, a decision was made to request Central County SWAT. Crisis negotiators and tactical team members arrived shortly after and took over the scene.

After negotiating for approximately two and a half hours, the subject agreed to come off the trestle and was safely taken into custody. During the negotiation, it was determined the subject had been involved in an earlier hit and run in the City of Martinez.

The subject in this incident was identified as 30-year-old, Martinez resident, Christopher Busby. Busby was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism and obstructing an officer.

Busby’s bail was $225,000 at the time of booking.

If you have any additional information regarding this incident, please contact Martinez Police Dispatch at (925)372-3440

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Maybe... Jul 20, 2018 - 5:55 pm

An AR-15 round might have been more useful??

JR Jul 26, 2018 - 8:56 am

There is no such thing as an AR-15 ROUND. It is either .556 or .223 , 458 socom, 300 blackout etc. that is used on the AR-15 platform. ALSO chris wasnt such a bad guy , knew him throughout highschool, sucks to hear hes going through some stuff. Hope he gets the help he needs. Would you use an AR-15 on one of your friends/family if they were doing the same thing? don’t be so ignorant, and have a sense of community for the people of your community. not saying his actions are correct, but immediatly resulting to shooting someone is exactly what is wrong with society today. And YES I AM AN NRA MEMBER

No sh it Jul 26, 2018 - 11:48 am

Im aware of what the rounds are called, I was keeping it simple for those that didnt, and most dont on those rifles. Im not a member of the NRA, but I have a nice selection of firepower. I have zero sympathy for people that do that shit, just like I have zero sympathy for people that threaten suicide. Doesnt make me ignorant, just makes it my opinion. So run along now and go help your little buddy instead of worrying about what i have to say.

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