Knife pulled outside nightclub, police say |

Knife pulled outside nightclub, police say

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

The police arrested a man early Thanksgiving morning after receiving a report that he threatened people with a knife outside a Main Street nightclub.

According to Park City Police Department Lt. Phil Kirk, Jeffrey Bush, 34, entered The Spur at about 1:50 a.m. but employees there told Bush that the nightclub was closed.

Kirk says, as he was leaving, Bush grabbed a can of pineapples that was part of a food drive, was told to put it back but then threw the can at a Spur worker’s head.

The police were told that The Spur workers told Bush to leave several times before he did. The police were told that Bush threatened several people with a switchblade on Swede Alley, which The Spur faces, and they called 911.

Officers arrived and Bush fled, running south, which is uphill, on Main Street and climbing over a fence between The Star Bar and the Wasatch Brew Pub, Kirk says. He ran to the China Bridge parking garage on Swede Alley, where the police apprehended him on the second floor, according to Kirk.

The police found a knife in a pant pocket, Kirk says.

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Bush told the police he was visiting Park City from Alabama but Kirk was unsure where he lives in Alabama. He suffered cuts to his hands but refused treatment, Kirk says.

Prosecutors leveled seven charges against him, including two counts of aggravated assault.

Bush posted $7,500 bail Tuesday.