Police: Man makes threats with machete

A local man was arrested after he was accused of threatening people in a convenience store parking lot with a machete.

Columbus police were sent to the Village Pantry at 3184 Washington St. about a man making threats at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

A witness saw the man — later identified as Marc A. Anderson, 32, of 562 Cleveland St. — arguing with people near the gas pumps and waving a machete in the air, Harris said. Anderson later threatened the witness with the machete before leaving the parking lot, Harris said.

Officers saw Anderson’s vehicle on Washington Street a short time later, where they conducted a high-risk traffic stop, Harris said.

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Anderson was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon, Harris said.

He was being held at the jail in lieu of $15,000 bond, jail officials said Wednesday.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.