Man arrested after pulling a knife during argument

A local man who was believed to be intoxicated was arrested after he was accused of pulling a knife and making threats to a woman during an argument.

Melvin G. Foree, 34, 1113 California St., was arrested on a preliminary charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon at about 4:35 a.m. Friday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers were sent to the 1100 block of California Street about a disturbance inside a home, Harris said. When they arrived, they heard an argument upstairs in the home and saw that a bedroom door had been kicked in and knocked off its hinges, Harris said.

Residents in the home said Foree was intoxicated and began threatening a woman inside the house with a knife, Harris said. The witnesses told police Foree kicked open a bedroom door and a struggle ensued, he said.

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