SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— A Santa Clara man drove into a crowd of pedestrians Sunday night and threatened to kill more than a dozen people in a rampage that left a California man with serious injuries, police said.
Police identified the man as Richard Gavilan.
He is being held on $10 million bail and was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
Gavilan is believed to have driven through a crowd at an intersection near the intersection of East Mission and West Mission streets at around 7:20 p.m. and began waving a rifle, police told KTVU-TV in San Jose.
He then drove into the crowd, striking at least one person before he crashed into a car, police Capt. Greg McPherson told reporters.
Goliban then ran into a bar and started threatening patrons, police and witnesses told the station.
Gavilans gun was recovered at the scene, police spokeswoman Melissa DeSantis told ABC News.
The suspect’s actions, however, sparked a major police response that included the use of pepper spray and batons, police officers said.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect run across the street into the San Jose Market, where he was tackled by officers.
The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.