Man with machete charged for threatening pedestrian

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Abdul Shabaz
Abdul Shabaz

Abdul Shabaz, 64, of Manchester was arrested July 5 after he allegedly threatened a pedestrian walking past his house on West Hancock Street.

Police say at about 11 a.m. Kenneth Gill, 49, of Manchester called police to meet him in the parking lot of the Family Dollar, 403 Second Street,  after reporting he was chased by a man with a knife.

Gill told police that he walked past Shabaz on two separate occasions on his way home from Family Dollar. The first time, Gill says Shabaz was standing outside his home and was cordial with Gill as he returned from the store. The second time he passed by, Gill told police that Shabaz came running outside with a machete and threatened him with the weapon.

A neighbor, identified by police as Brian Erunski, recorded the incident and showed it to police. After reviewing the footage, police arrested Shabaz and charged him with felony criminal threatening.




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