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Ale drinker's mom fingers him as person who threatened group with samurai-type sword, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 25 2013 03:09:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 25 2013 03:09:22 PM CDT
UPPER NAZARETH TWP., Pa. -

The mother of a sword-wielding ale-drinker told police her son was fibbing when he claimed that a group of men across the street -- not him -- was making threats, officials said.

Chad M. Hunter, who had been drinking Redd's Apple Ale, met officers on the front porch of his home at 23 West North St., Nazareth, Northampton Co., at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday and tried to convince them that the men were threatening him, until his mother came outside and contradicted him, officials said.

The men in the group told police Hunter unsheathed a samurai-type sword after coming over to a back yard area and yelling at and threatening them, officials said.

Hunter's mother said she heard her son say, "I will take them all out" while he had the sword in his hand, officials added.

A breath test determined Hunter's blood alcohol level to be .29, officials said.

Hunter, 34, was arraigned on charges of making terroristic threats, possessing a prohibited offensive weapon, reckless endangerment and public drunkenness and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. April 1.