Man arrested for bringing a machete into a Newport News library

Rashawn Robinson (Photo courtesy: NNPD)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police arrested a man with a machete inside a Newport News library Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to the Pearl Bailey Library on Wickham Avenue at 4:12 p.m. for the report of a person with a weapon. When officers approached the man, who was sitting down at the time, the handle of a weapon reportedly got stuck in the chair as the man tried to stand up. Police discovered a machete inside the man’s pants, according to a police spokesman.

Rashawn Robinson, 29, was charged with possession of a concealed weapon, second offense.

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