Cleveland man arrested for threatening to kill children
WJW / Lorain County
Police arrested James Wellburn, 67, on charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

By Talia Naquin, WJW

ELYRIA, Ohio (WJW) -- Elyria police are investigating an incident that happened Sunday at a neighborhood near Cascade Park.

According to a report, around 4:30 p.m., a woman called police, saying that a man told a woman he would kill her children because they were in his yard. She told police he was carrying a large knife.

While officers were en route, the man called dispatch and said he would get his rifle and shoot the children, according to a report.

Officers say the man yelled, “It’s about time you guys showed up,” to officers as they arrived.

Officers asked him about the rifle.

“I don’t even have a rifle, I just wanted you all to get here faster,” the man said, according to the report.

Police arrested James Wellburn, 67, on charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

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