Police: Man accused of pulling 11-inch knife on father and daughter


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police arrested a man after he was accused of pulling an 11 to 13-inch knife on a father and daughter in east Austin on Friday. 

Anthony Bunton, 34, is charged with making a terroristic threat.

Officers were dispatched to 2237 East Riverside Dr. to the call about Bunton and he was described as wearing a navy blue shirt and black pants. The area is just south of the river near Emo’s.

The father told police he was walking out of the grocery store with his daughter when Bunton approached them and was making aggressive statements toward them.

The father said he couldn’t understand Bunton because he is primarily a spanish speaker, but when he tried to tell him to calm down, Bunton pulled out a long, double-bladed knife from under his shirt and pants. The knife was described in court documents as being 11 to 13-inches long with one side having a wide, jagged blade similar to a saw, and the other side as being smooth and sharp.

Bunton allegedly pointed the knife in his direction and the father told police he was scared so he and his daughter ran away. 

He was later detained by another officer less than half a block south of where the father said it happened. 

Bunton was booked into the Travis County Jail and at last report, was being held on a $10,000 bond. 

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