Man pulls knife, subdued by police

An Arkansas man faces aggravated assault charges after pulling a knife in a Weatherford sports bar.

Officers with the Weatherford Police Department responded to a scuffle at Santa Fe Sports Bar & Grill Wednesday night at about 9:30.

Parker County Today says a man got into a verbal altercation with another patron. Pushing and shoving ensued, then a table was broken. One man reportedly pulled out a pocketknife and threatened fellow patrons with it. He then left the bar but a pack of annoyed bar patrons followed him out to the parking lot.

When officers arrived they saw a group of men surrounding one man holding a knife. He seemed to be poised to pounce.

One officer asked the man to drop the knife and get on the ground. The man refused and the officer helped him to the ground and placed him under arrest.

48-year-old John Peter Doughtery of Little Rock faces aggravated assault charges.

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