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Farmington man threatens manager with knife

A 27-year-old Farmington man faces two misdemeanor counts after he threatened a restaurant manager with a knife.

According to police records, officers were called to a restaurant in Maple Valley on Jan. 31 at about 7:30 p.m. to investigate a threat made against the business manager. When officers arrived the man had already left the premises.

The police were told the man entered the restaurant and went into the bar area where he quickly created a disturbance. The manager was called and eventually asked the man to leave. Once the manager had escorted the man outside, he told police, the man pulled a knife from his pocket and opened and waved it around and indicated he wanted to fight the manager.

By the time the first officers arrived, the man had left the parking lot. But by the time they had obtained a description and put it out to other officers by way of the dispatcher, the man had shown up at a retail store a couple blocks away and was creating a disturbance. This time he wasn’t wielding his knife.

Officers responded to that business and found the man on the parking lot. He matched the description given by the restaurant manager. He was arrested and searched, and a folding “box cutter” utility knife was confiscated.

The man was booked on counts of unlawful use of a weapon and peace disturbance. Bond was set at $9,000.

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