Topeka police detain man with machete after Central Topeka altercation

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One man is in police custody after a fight involving a machete, baseball bats, and pepper spray.

Topeka Police said on Saturday night around 8:30 they got a call from an AMR crew that had driven by a man waving baseball bats around in the middle of traffic and threatening to bash people’s windows in.

When officers got to the scene near 17th and Washburn they said the man was acting erratic and threw a machete down. Police used pepper spray to get the man under control and take him into custody.

That man was taken to the hospital, which is department policy when pepper spray is used.

Police said no one was injured in the altercation.

This is a developing story. KSNT will update the story with more information as we learn more.

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