Hatchet-wielding man jailed after threats to kill people on Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge

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46-year-old Chad Shock was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when three people told police he was drinking beer, talking about being a marine, swinging around a hatchet, and threatening to kill them.

On April 24th, officers were dispatched to the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge for reports of a man “swinging a knife around.” Three individuals told authorities that a white male claiming to be a Marine and drinking beers threatened them.

Chad Shock (MNPD)
Chad Shock (MNPD)

After getting much too close to one of the victims they pushed Chad Shock away prompting him to pull out a hatchet. According to the affidavit, Shock was slashing the hatchet through the air toward them while saying “I will fucking kill you bitch.” Officers found Shock sitting on the bridge drinking a forty.

Chad Shock was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

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