Man Charges Police With Machete

A 32-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly charging Port Huron (MI) police officers with a machete.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of White Street about 8 a.m. Sunday to a domestic issue between two brothers.

Officers James Gilbert and Chris Smith responded to the residence and found the man outside with a machete. Gilbert saw the man heading toward Smith and used his vehicle to block him, according to the Port Huron Police Department.

Additional officers were called to the scene and demanded the man drop the machete. When the man refused to comply and moved toward officer Nic Godwin, a “less lethal weapon” was used to subdue the man, hitting him with three beanbag rounds.

The suspect retreated toward the houses then dropped the machete and got on the ground, according to police.

The man was taken into police custody without further incident. He was taken to a local hospital then to the county jail.

Charges of assault with intent to murder, felonious assault and domestic violence are expected.

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