PD: Man yells, "Come at me, I'll kill you" while swinging metal rod in Mesa post office

Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 17:28:24-05

Mesa police say a man has been arrested for threatening customers at a local post office.

According to police, the incident happened on January 28 around noon at the U.S. Post Office near Center and Main streets. 

Victims told police that a man, later identified as 66-year-old James Aden Boyd, was in the lobby swinging an 18-inch metal chef's sharpening rod while cursing at customers.

As he left the lobby, a manager followed him, where Boyd reportedly threatened him saying, "Come at me and I'll bust your head open." 

Boyd then reportedly went to a Circle K down the street still carrying the metal rod, shouting, and frightening customers and workers.

Boyd was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.