KENNEWICK -- Kennewick police officers responded to the Heron Lakes Apartments, 51 N. Edison St., Kennewick, at 3:33 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report that one man was holding three others at knifepoint in the parking lot.
Kristopher C. Tufford, 27, of Kennewick, received a superficial scratch to his left arm when he allegedly had a physical confrontation with the man accused of having the knife, Tyson C. Kirkpatrick, before officers arrived, police said. The 24-year-old Kennewick man was not in the parking lot when police arrived.
Police detained Kirkpatrick at 7 p.m. Saturday. He was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault.
The other two men, whose names were not released by police, were not injured.