Man with machete

Casa Grande police officers speak to a man who was carrying a plastic sword at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday July 9, 2019, at Peart Park. It was reported that the man was threatening customers at Whataburger with a machete. He was not charged in connection with the incident.

CASA GRANDE — An unidentified man caused a disturbance at the Casa Grande Whataburger Tuesday evening when he appeared to threaten people with what was originally believed to be a machete.

According to Thomas Anderson, Casa Grande Police Department spokesman, the man was upset and may have been experiencing some emotional issues.

A call came into the police dispatch center at 5:30 p.m. that a man was threatening people with a machete at the restaurant located at 405 E. Florence Blvd. But Anderson said when police arrived on the scene they discovered the man only had a plastic toy sword.

Casa Grande police calmed him down and took him home. He was not charged or cited for the incident.

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