A Houston man was arrested by the Houston Police Department for allegedly threatening to stab multiple people in a late-night incident in downtown Houston.
According to a report, officers were dispatched at about 11 p.m. Sept. 5 to the Lone Star Plaza regarding a report of someone threatening people with a knife. The officers made contact with five people at the location who were engaged in a loud argument. A Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy was called to the scene to assist, and all five suspects were ordered to lie down and handcuffed for safety purposes.
A police officer reportedly located a knife lying on the ground about a foot from one of the men involved. After an investigation, officers determined the man had threatened a woman and a man with the weapon, and had also threatened to have his pit bull attack them.
As a result, Eric Caswell, 26, of 200 E. Chestnut St. in Houston, was cited for third-degree assault and taken to the Texas County Jail.
During the incident, a man at the scene was found to have an active warrant for driving while intoxicated. Lonnie G. Gale, 29, of 6121 Highway 17 in Houston, was subsequently arrested and taken to jail, where he was unable to post $150,000 bond.