On Monday, the Oakley Police Department said officers responded to a report of male looking into vehicles in the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road in the City of Oakley.
Upon arrival at approximately 3:45 pm, they located the suspect, Paul Muscat, 34 of Richmond, seated in a stolen vehicle out of San Leandro. Muscat was ordered out of the vehicle when he became combative, arming himself with a knife. Police say he then attempted to reach inside the vehicle when officers deployed their tasers and were able to take him into custody.
Upon further investigation, police say Muscat was reaching for a handgun which was stolen out of the City of Livermore. Additionally, illegal narcotics, burglary tools, and stolen property were also located inside the vehicle.
He was taken for medical treatment and eventually booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
Police say Muscat is a convicted felon with a two-decade history of violence, weapons violations, theft, and attempted murder, in addition to resisting arrest.
No other information was released.
Information provided by Oakley Police Department