Utica, NY (WIBX) - Utica police arrested a man for allegedly threatening to kill his wife and then himself. The domestic dispute started after a court hearing on Wednesday June 6, when 37-year-old Sala Munyati accused his wife of talking bad about him to his lawyer.

His wife told police that Munyati ran into the kitchen when they got home, grabbed a large knife, and threatened to commit the murder and suicide. Officials say the incident happened in front the couples three young children, ages 4, 2 and 11-months-old.

Munyati of Armory Drive in Utica was arrested on Sunday, June 10, for the incident and is facing the following charges:

  • Criminal contempt in the 1st degree (felony)
  • Criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree
  • Menacing in the 2nd degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child.