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Eastlake Police arrest man for threatening woman with a machete

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EASTLAKE, OH (WOIO) -

Eastlake Police were called Thursday evening to the area of East 343 and Vine Street for a man with a machete chasing a woman in a silver vehicle.

Officers stopped the suspects car at East 340 Street and Jennison.

During questioning, officers noticed he was holding an open beer can.

When asked about the machete, the man raised his arms into the air and a machete fell out from the inside of his jacket.

According to the report, his girlfriend was in a vehicle in a parking lot with a relative when approached by the suspect brandishing a machete.

As the vehicle fled it was struck with the blade.

The 45-year-old resident's account was that he wanted to fight his girlfriend's relative over a prior illegal drug incident.

The man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon, both misdemeanors.

He posted bond on Friday.

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