Man in custody for assaulting vehicles, wielding knife in Boulder

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BOULDER, Colo. – A suspect was in police custody after assault on multiple vehicles in the Boulder area, authorities reported.

One incident occurred on Saturday, Dec. 19 shortly after 3:10 p.m. near the 2400 block of Baseline Road.  Police reported, that a man wielding a knife assaulted multiple vehicles stopped in traffic.

The man was identified as 49-year-old William Carter. The suspect allegedly stabbed the hood of one vehicle multiple times, before moving to the passenger side of the vehicle where he broke the windshield, officials said.

Carter was uncooperative when police responded and asked him to put down the knife. When he charged at officers, a Taser was deployed unsuccessfully due to the layers of clothing worn by the suspect.

Officers were able to persuade Carter to drop the knife and he was taken into custody.

Police are asking those victims or witnesses in the area that recorded the incident to come forward and talk to police.

Carter was described as a white male, 6 feet tall with a white beard and he was reportedly wearing a gray jacket at the time of the incident.

He was being held at the Boulder County Jail for first degree assault, attempted second degree murder, criminal mischief and a failure to appear warrant.

Anyone who may have additional information about this incident should call Det. Steve Faber at 303-441-3384 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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