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Boy, 15, arrested after machete incident with mother

Published: Sunday, Jan. 3 2016 5:00 p.m. MST

WEST JORDAN — A 15-year-old boy was in police custody after officers said he brandished a machete at his mother during a dispute over a board game.

The machete — which was the boy's Christmas present — was impounded as evidence.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Keith Bronson said the incident happened Saturday after a board game tipped over and the boy became upset because he could not find all the pieces to the game.

Bronson said the youth made a threat to his mother while holding the machete, but claimed he never took the weapon out of its sheath.

During a scuffle, the woman received an injury to her nose.

Bronson said officers are grateful no one was seriously injured.

"I am glad we were able to get there and bring stability to the situation as quickly as possible."

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