Man threatens two people with a machete

Posted by: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

A man is behind bars this midday after threatening two people with a machete. Lincoln police arrested 46-year-old Joseph Thomas after they say he came to his girlfriend’s family’s house near 27th and Old Cheney Saturday evening with a two-foot machete. They say he was upset and threatened to kill the girlfriend’s mother and brother. He eventually left, but police found him a little later near 11th and Lincoln Mall. They arrested him for terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.