Ballwin man threatens to kill police with machete

Ballwin man threatens to kill police with machete

Ballwin man threatens to kill police with machete

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 7:06 PM

BALLWIN, Mo (KMOV.com) --  Ballwin police have a man in custody after they say the suspect threatened an officer with a machete.

The incident happened Wednesday in the 700 block of Dutch Mill Road.

Police reportedly received a 911 call from a home stating the residents needed police assistance immediately.

Once police were on scene, screaming could be heard from inside the home. As officers arrived, Brandon Wilinski, 21 opened the door holding a machete.

Wilinski screamed that if the officers did not leave, he would kill them .

Officers were able to detain him and placed him inside a patrol car.

While in the car, police say Wiliksnki headbutted a door repeatedly and kickcked the cage, causing nearly $500 in damages.

Wilinski was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and second-degree property damage.

His bail was set at $25,000, cash only.

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