Man with knife advanced on officer, Bend Police say

A man who reportedly advanced on a Bend Police officer while holding a knife was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Tyler Randolph Cox, 24, a Bend area resident, encountered a Bend officer in the 1000 block of Northwest Bond Street at around 2:10 p.m., according to a Bend Police news release, Cox was acting strangely and would not respond to the officer, then produced a knife and began advancing toward the officer, the release stated.

The officer called for assistance, and as other officers began arriving in the area, Cox dropped the knife and fled on foot. He was apprehended a few blocks away.

Cox was taken to St. Charles Bend for an evaluation and faces charges of attempted first-degree assault, untactful use of a weapon, menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering.