June 19, 2017

KEY WEST — A 49-year-old man accused of brandishing a knife and threatening to kill two family members on Thursday was arrested, according to police. 

Jose Alzamora was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery. 

Police were called to a house on Sigsbee Park at 7:49 p.m. after Alzamora began arguing over a previous arrest for felony larceny when he reportedly grabbed a kitchen knife “with the intent to place fear in the victims that he would and could physically injure them,” reports say.

Prior to that, he is accused of choking one family member, reports say. 

The day prior to the above incident, a family member told police that he threatened to murder both family members and then kill himself, reports say. 

Alzamora told police the knife was dull and he had no intention to use it and that he didn’t intend to threaten his family. 

He was taken to Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island.   

Information in the Crime Report is obtained from reports provided by area law enforcement agencies. 

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