Lincoln man arrested after threatening son with hatchet

An argument between 61-year-old William Huffman and his son began over living arrangements.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police arrested a man who threatened his son with a hatchet during an argument over living arrangements.

The argument began around 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, 61-year-old William Huffman and his 25-year-old son argued at their home in the 5400 block of Ervin Street.

LPD says the argument became physical, then Huffman grabbed a hatchet from his room and held it above his head.

The son then threw an object at Huffman, striking a wall near him.

The argument continued as Huffman threw an ashtray at the son, hitting him in the chest.

During the argument, a 2-year-old was asleep on a couch close to Huffman and his son.

Officers located the black hatchet inside Huffman’s bedroom when they searched the home.

Lincoln Police arrested Huffman for terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, 3rd-degree assault, and child neglect.

Lincoln Police also cited and released Huffman’s son for child neglect.

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