Man arrested for making threats with machete


SIOUX FALLS (AP) – A Sioux Falls man has been arrested for threatening people with a machete, according to police.

The 31-year-old man was arrested just after midnight Wednesday after officers were called to a gas station for a weapons violation.

The man was talking with two people at the gas station and became upset, walked to his car and came back and threatened the two men with a machete, according to police spokesman Sam Clemens.

Clemens says the man tried to block the men from leaving, but they eventually drove away, the Argus Leader reported.

The suspect was arrested after he was stopped by an officer near the gas station. Police say a similar machete threat was made hours earlier in a different location, but the person who was being threatened didn't want to press charges.

The suspect was arrested on tentative charges of aggravated assault, driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.

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