San Luis Obispo police officers were involved in a tense situation Thursday morning when they subdued a prison parolee who fought with police before being taken into custody.
Jason McMaster, 37, of San Luis Obispo was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges at the intersection of Tassajara Drive and Ramona Drive near Santa Rosa Park around 4 a.m.
San Luis Obispo police received a couple of 911 calls about a man yelling profanities near Foothill Boulevard and the park. When confronted, McMaster allegedly ran toward one of the officers yelling, “I’m going to kill you.”
When other officers arrived and told him to lie on the ground, the 6’ 2”, 245-pound McMaster initially followed directions, according to a department release.
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However, when officers attempted to handcuff McMaster, “he began to violently resist,” according to the release.
According to the report, McMaster was able to fight his way to a standing position and charged the officers. He was “yelling unintelligibly and sweating profusely as he continued to violently fight with officers,” according to the release.
McMaster, who police say has a history of violent crimes and assaulting law enforcement officers, was ultimately subdued, placed under arrest, taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment and then booked into jail.
Several officers received abrasions and bruises in the confrontation.
McMaster, who was paroled from prison in February 2011, was booked into County Jail on suspicion of criminal threats, assault on a police officer, resisting officers, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.