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Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Joker's Security Guard

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RICHLAND, Wash. - A man from Pasco is facing assault charges after Richland Police say he threatened a casino security guard with a knife. 

Police say late Thursday night into Friday morning, security officers at Joker's Casino had escorted 21-year old Eric Sylvester out of the building, when he pulled a 4-inch knife and threatened to cut them.  

Staff members told police Sylvester had been showing overt signs he was drunk, had become aggressive towards other patrons, and refused to leave. 

When officers arrived on scene they found Sylvester in a car in the parking lot. Police say one of his friends had intervened and was able to calm him down. Officers say they saw a knife on the floorboards of the car, so they searched a search warrant and seized the knife. 

Police arrested and booked Sylvester into the Benton County Jail on a 72 hour hold.

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