Police: Man threatens officer with box cutter after stealing batteries from Nashville store

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) -A man was arrested after he reportedly stole batteries from a Nashville store and threatening a police officer with a box cutter.

Frederick Long was charged with Aggravated Assault on a police officer and Aggravated Robbery for allegedly trying to steal batteries from the Family Dollar store on Jefferson Street.

An officer was flagged down Saturday by a clerk at the store who said he had just been robbed by a man threatening him with a knife.

The suspect was seen walking toward the back of the store and the officer reported ordering him to stop, but he kept walking.

After a second request to stop, the officer said Long turned around, displayed a box cutter and repeatedly said, “Don’t make me cut you.”

Police said the suspect tried to run, but was apprehended in the back alley of the store.

Nine packs of batteries with a value of $23.75 were recovered from inside Long’s jacket, according to police.

No injuries were reported.