Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Another Man With a Knife
At around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Missoula Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of West Broadway for the report of two men who appeared to be smoking something out of a glass pipe. The caller told police that he believed the men were smoking methamphetamine. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.
“The complainant described two males that appeared to be using a pipe similar to one used to ingest narcotics,” Welsh said. “When the officer arrived, he located the two males and identified both. However, just prior to his arrival, the complainant had called back and stated that one of the males had actually brandished a large butcher knife and threatened him with it.”
Court documents indicate the complainant was leaving the building and yelled at the males, "you shouldn't harass people!" He said one of the males produced a knife over 4 inches long and pointed it him while stating "What are you going to do about it?" The complainant believed that if the male stood up he would have been stabbed. The complainant also thought he would have to break the male's arm to stop the threat.
“When the officers made contact with the two males, including 24-year-old Antonio Moreno, they also recovered a knife from property there and gathered probable cause to believe that he had in fact threatened the caller with this same weapon,” Welsh said.
Moreno was charged with one count of felony assault with a weapon. Back in April, Moreno was charged with robbery for assaulting a Missoula Fresh Market employee while committing a theft.