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Oklahoma City man accused of threatening woman with knife

William Madriaga, 36, was arrested after allegedly chasing a woman with a knife and threatening to kill her at an Oklahoma City business, police said.
By Darla Slipke, Staff Writer Modified: August 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm •  Published: August 13, 2014
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An Oklahoma City man remained jailed Wednesday following accusations he chased a woman with a knife and threatened to kill her at a local business, police said.

Officers were called about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to a Cox Communications store at 217 S Macarthur Blvd. on reports a man was chasing a woman with a knife and making threats, according to an Oklahoma City police report.

William Madriaga, 36, was arrested on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon.

A woman told authorities she was visiting a friend at a nearby business when a man sat at a table in the corner of the business, took off his shoes and remarked how hot it was. The woman’s friend asked the man to leave when it became apparent that he did not have any business in the store, according to the police report.

The woman said she held the front door open, but the man walked over to the counter, yelled and slammed his hands down on the counter, the police report states. The woman said she told the man he should leave, and he then pulled a folding knife from his pocket, opened it and threatened the woman, police said.

The woman said the man started walking toward her, so she ran to the Cox store. A customer inside the Cox store was able to calm the man down until law officers arrived to arrest him.

Madriaga was booked Aug. 4 in Oklahoma County jail, where he remained Wednesday. He was being held on $27,500 bail.

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