BEND, OR -- A Bend man was arrested after allegedly threatening employees with a knife at a fast food restaurant, Saturday afternoon. Police say Ahren Antonio Lopez-Bierer went to the Taco Bell at NE 27th and Highway 20 to confront his girlfriend.
When she wasn’t there, he entered the employee area to use the phone, but was confronted. He allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen, threatened two employees and left the restaurant. He was arrested in the parking lot of the Bend Church of the Nazarene, several blocks away. The knife was found near Taco Bell.
Officers say he intentionally hit his head on the back of a police car. During an evaluation at the hospital, they say he intentionally spit blood on police.
He faces a number of charges, including menacing, aggravated harassment and theft. Lopez-Bierer was also wanted in connection with an altercation with his roommate that occurred Thursday.