Richland police had to call the SWAT unit in response to an alleged knife threat by a man to a woman who already had a protection order against him in the 1600 block of Jadwin on Tuesday.

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In Richland police case 17-14319, 29-year old Phillip A. Zermeno allegedly threatened a female with a knife. She was able to bolt, but a juvenile remained in her apartment. Zermeno was uncooperative and SWAT was called in to handle the situation.

The child was safely removed and the perpetrator was located hiding in the apartment. He was arrested for Assault and felony violation of a protection order as the female already had an existing order against the man.