Sep 18, 2023

SPD arrest Salina man after he allegedly threatened bar patrons

Posted Sep 18, 2023 4:34 PM
Michael Mehl
Michael Mehl

Salina Post

On Saturday at 9:29 p.m., the Salina Police Department sent officers to The Voo at 249 N. Santa Fe, after patrons called about a man threatening other individuals in the bar with a weapon.

At first, victims were unsure if the man, identified as 53-year-old Salina resident Micheal Mehl, had a gun or a knife.

"While in the bar, there was an argument between Mehl and some other patrons there," SPD Sergeant Kyle Tonniges said this morning. 

"During the course of the argument, Mehl told people he was going to kill them while pulling up his shirt and displaying two knives on his waistband," Tonniges said.

Officers found Mehl a short distance from The Voo and apprehended him. 

SPD requested charges for Mehl:

Criminal use of weapons; poss w/ intent to use, Disorderly conduct; Brawling or fighting, Criminal threat; Cause terror, evacuation or disruption