Barkeep sweeps away criminal

KENTON — A man has been lodged in the Houghton County Jail following an incident allegedly involving a knife at a Kenton bar.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, deputes were dispatched to Hoppy’s Bar on a report of an assault with a knife.

It later was determined a 70-year-old male from Kenton went into the bar, brandished a knife and threatened an employee. The employee fought off the male with a broom and was able to escape.

The man was apprehended a short time later and lodged in jail on charges of felonious assault. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment in 97th District Court.

Assisting the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office were Michigan State Police troopers from the Calumet and Wakefield posts and deputies from the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office.