Threat leads to arrest for Cortland man

A Cortland man threatened a woman by swinging a kitchen knife at her throat Monday night at a city home before fighting with police, according to the Cortland Police Department.

Michael Gonzalez, 48, of 50 Port Watson St., Apt. 1, was arrested after he went to the Port Watson Street home of a 39-year-old woman who had an order of protection against him barring him from all contact with her, according to police.

Police were called to the home at 7:50 p.m. after a disturbance was reported, police said. Once at the woman’s home, officers discovered Gonzalez threatened her with a knife and tried to arrest him. But Gonzalez fought with the officers and police used a Taser to subdue him, according to police. No one was injured in the fight.

Gonzalez was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, felonies, as well as second-degree menacing and resisting arrest, misdemeanors. He was arraigned and is set to reappear at a later date in City Court.

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