A Danville man was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly threatening family members with a knife.
About 6:35 p.m., Danville police responded to 807 E. Main St. where they were met outside by family members of Joshua E. Thomas, 36.
Officers did not locate Thomas in the backyard and were advised he had moved back inside the residence, where children were present.
Upon entering the home, officers located Thomas in a hallway, armed with a large hunting knife.
When officers ordered Thomas to drop the weapon several times, he ignored them and advanced toward them.
Police immobilized Thomas with a Taser, disarmed him, and arrested him on charges of third-degree terroristic threatening, menacing and resisting arrest.
Danville Police Chief Tony Gray said police are not sure what prompted Thomas’ threat, other than him being intoxicated.
“He was under the influence, I do know that,” Gray said.
Thomas was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.
Nobody was injured during the incident.
His photo was not available today from the jail.