NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 53-year-old man was booked into the Metro jail, accused of pulling a machete on police officers.
The incident happened in an area off Hermitage Avenue near the downtown loop Wednesday.
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According to an arrest report, Metro police officers responded for a call when they encountered Kevin Butler talking with someone near a tent.
When officers approached them, they said Butler unsheathed a machete and told officers not to come any closer. Police said he refused multiple commands to drop the machete so they used a electronic shock device to subdue him.
Butler was booked into the Metro jail Wednesday night on eight charges, including assault on a first responder.