A Utica man is in Oneida County Jail after threatening a police officer with a knife.

New Hartford Police and UPD officials responded to reports of a man acting erratically while walking along the roadside on Route 5 in the area of Lomond Place.

A UPD officer located the man walking into the New Hartford area on Route 5 and checked his welfare due to the reports of his behavior.

While speaking with the man, he brandished a folding knife and allegedly threatened the officer with it. The officer then used a taser to subdue the man and he was taken into custody.

41-year-old Michael Wickham of Utica was charged with Menacing a Police Officer and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

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