Michigan man arrested for allegedly threatening Meijer employee with knife in mask dispute

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 17:20:31-04

A Kalkaska County man was arrested for allegedly threatening an employee with a knife after being told to wear a mask.

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff says the 39-year-old man was arrested Monday after an incident at the Meijer store in Acme Township.

The suspect was arrested at his residence and will be formally charged by the prosecutor's office.

On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order requiring residents to wear face masks in indoor and crowded outdoor spaces went into effect.

The order also requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face mask, with limited exceptions.

Those who are exempt include people who are younger than 5 years old, those who can't medically tolerate a face covering and those who are eating or drinking while seated at a restaurant.

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