Hwy. 99 near Olive Drive temporarily closed after KCSO suspect ran into traffic

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Highway 99 near Olive Drive had to be temporarily closed this morning after a man ran into traffic.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report at around 10:18 a.m. about a man who had pulled out a knife after having a verbal argument with someone at the Vagabond Inn, 6100 Knudsen Dr. 

The department said the suspect began running into traffic on Highway 99 after deputies arrived on the scene. The area was closed for about 15 minutes so that deputies could apprehend the suspect, who was later identified as 37-year-old Matthew Hernandez.

Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer.

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