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Man arresting for allegedly threatening McDonald's employees with a pocketknife, police say

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 3, 2018 at 9:35 PM

A man was arrested Friday night at a McDonald’s after threatening employees and customers with a pocketknife, police said.

According to a press release from the Johnson City Police Department, officers were dispatched to McDonald’s 2101 N. Roan St., a little after 9 p.m. on a call about a man who was reportedly threatening those in the building with the pocketknife.

Upon arrival, officers arrested Samuel L. Bellamy, 37, Kingsport who police said was intoxicated and disruptive.

The release said that employees told officers Bellamy demanded his drink while pointing the pocketknife at them.

Bellamy was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was held on $5,500 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for June 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Sessions Court.

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