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Man arrested after brandishing broken coffee pot



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police arrested two people after a fight broke out at a Salt Lake convenience store Thursday night. Officers say one of the suspects used a broken coffee pot as a weapon.

Man arrested after brandishing broken coffee pot

Police don't know what caused the altercation between several people outside the 7-Eleven at 109 E. 300 South around 8 p.m., but after a few minutes, it moved inside.

One of the men involved in the fight grabbed a coffee pot.

Lt. Craig Gleason of the Salt Lake City Police Department said, "It was first like a blunt object he was trying to strike them with, but it broke and became an edged weapon."

Officers arrived to find the man chasing people with the broken pot. He refused to stop so they used a Taser on him.

The man fell on his makeshift weapon, cutting his upper body and cheek.

He was taken into custody along with a woman involved in the fight.

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