Man attacks elderly Redding parents with pipe – Arrested after standoff

REDDING — Authorities say a man attacked his elderly parents with a “large metal pipe” and then barricaded himself inside their Redding residence Tuesday evening, Aug. 6.

The alleged suspect was eventually arrested with assistance from a police K-9 after the attack, which happened on the 1400 block of Arizona St., according to police.

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City of Redding police officers responded to the home around 9 p.m., after receiving reports of a domestic disturbance occurring inside the residence.

As officers were racing to the home, they learned a male suspect was wielding a large metal pipe at his elderly parents, Redding Police Sgt. Sam Llamas reported after Saechao’s arrest. The man was later identified as Low Choy Saechao, 43, of Redding.

Officers arrested Low Saechao after they allege he attacked his elderly parents with a metal pipe and then barricaded himself inside a bedroom at his parent’s Redding residence. RPD photo

“Upon officers’ arrival, the elderly parents fled their residence in fear of Saechao,” after the still pipe-wielding man barricaded himself in the residence, Llamas explained.

Officers eventually gained access into the residence and after entering the home they found Saechao had locked himself in a bedroom.

Although officers began negotiating with Saechao, encouraging him to surrender, he refused to cooperate with officers and failed to comply with their orders to exit the bedroom.

“Officers were able to gain entry into the bedroom where they found Saechao with the metal pipe at his feet,” said Llamas; who reported that officers eventually deployed K-9 Hank to physically subdue the armed suspect so officers could take him into custody.

Based on their subsequent investigation, officers arrested Saechao, who was transported to an area hospital for dog bites and other injuries received during his apprehension.

After being treated and medically cleared, Saechao was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, terrorist threats, and resisting arrest.

No officers were injured while taking Saechao into custody and Llamas did not specify if Saechao’s parents were injured during the ordeal.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he currently writes for or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, the (now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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