A man threatened his girlfriend with a knife and later brandished the weapon at police while telling them: "Somebody is going to die," police said.
Officials said Joseph P. Carmody finally put the knife on the ground in the roadway outside his home at 211 East Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl, Northampton County, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, after police had been telling him to do so for about a minute as he approached them.
Police found two other knives, a Taser and lead-filled gloves on Carmody when they searched him.
Carmody was across the street from his home when police arrived to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.
He began walking toward officers with the 7-inch blade in his right hand while stating several times: "Somebody is going to die."
Carmody's girlfriend told police that he pulled the knife on her when she was trying to leave the residence, after an argument that began when Carmody returned home from a day of drinking.
Carmody, 46, was arraigned on charges of aggravated and simple assault, possession of offensive weapons, disorderly conduct and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $75,000 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 13.