Melbourne Police Officers Arrest Knife-Wielding Suspect Who Chased Man On Beach

By  //  April 23, 2016

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witnesses identify Richard Rios as assailant

Melbourne police officers arrested a knife-wielding Richard P. Rios, 18, who witnesses say chased a man down the beach Saturday at about 6:35 p.m. near 2301 N. A1A and Paradise Beach in Indialantic. (MPD image)

Melbourne police officers arrested a knife-wielding Richard P. Rios, 18, who witnesses say chased a man down the beach Saturday at about 6:35 p.m. near 2301 N. A1A and Paradise Beach in Indialantic. (MPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – Melbourne police officers arrested a knife-wielding Richard P. Rios, 18, who witnesses say chased a man down the beach Saturday at about 6:35 p.m. near 2301 N. A1A and Paradise Beach in Indialantic.

The Melbourne police responded to a report of an armed male with a knife chasing another male on the beach. Witnesses were contacted and a perimeter was quickly established.

According to police, these actions resulted in the arrest of Rios as he fled on foot through the neighborhoods around 208 Provincial Drive.

An additional victim was located that was also threatened with the knife, and multiple witnesses also identified Rios as the assailant.

When he was arrested Rios still had the knife in his possession, and due to the quick response of the officers no one was injured, according to police.

Rios, whose last know address was 1684 Mosswood Drive in Melbourne was charged with Aggravated Assault.

The Melbourne Police Department is investigating this incident and if you have any information please call CRIMELINE 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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ABOVE MAP: Melbourne police officers arrested a knife-wielding Richard P. Rios, 18, who witnesses say chased a man down the beach Saturday at about 6:35 p.m. near 2301 N. A1A and Paradise Beach in Indialantic. Rios fled on foot through the neighborhoods around 208 Provincial Drive.


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