Newhall man accused of holding machete to neck of relative

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A Newhall man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly holding a machete to the neck of a relative Tuesday evening.

Arnold Mendoza, 51, was arrested about 45 minutes after midnight Tuesday by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

“On Tuesday evening, there was reportedly a verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, said.

“Suspect Arnold Mendoza, a male Hispanic, 51, of Newhall allegedly held a machete to a relative’s neck in a threatening manner while at a Newhall residence,” she said.

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