A local man is accused of threatening a number of people with a machete in the presence of a child.

On Wednesday around 4:00 p.m., deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call for a man wielding a machete and making threats towards several people.

Upon arrival, deputies found and arrested 23-year-old Nicholas R. Rodriguez of Kerhonkson. He was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, as well as the violation of harassment.

Rodriguez was arraigned in the Town of Rochester Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.

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