Man wielding hammer chases victim down street

A man who chased his victim down the street with a hammer while yelling threats was arrested Thursday evening, police say.

Officers were called to Barker Street and Broadhead Avenue in Jamestown around 4:40 p.m. on reports of a possible fight involving weapons. Once on scene, police say witnesses reported seeing a man being chased down the street by another man wielding a hammer and shouting.

Police located the suspect, 66-year-old Willie Grace, and brought him to the victim, who told officers Grace chased him down the street for a few minutes while making threats to hit him with the hammer.

Grace was placed under arrest on charges of second degree menacing and taken to the Jamestown City Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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