Man arrested for threatening deputies with machete, assault on wife

- A man was arrested in Lancaster after he assaulted his spouse and waved a large machete at deputies, authorities said Monday.

Police received a call about a family disturbance at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 44300 block of Standridge Avenue, said Lt. Harold Morrow of the Sheriff's Lancaster Station.

When deputies arrived, they found a man outside waving a machete, Morrow said.

"Deputies were able to get control of him and ultimately arrest him. There was a Taser used,'' he said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and spousal assault, the lieutenant said.

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