Man arrested on Guadalupe after wielding a knife in an argument

Julia Brouillette

A heated argument broke out between two men on Guadalupe on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. near the University Co-op — the fight escalated to physical violence, and then one of the men produced a knife.

UT police officers responded and arrested the man wielding the knife, who was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge is categorized as a second degree felony.

The unarmed man was not cut or stabbed by the 3-inch pocketknife, according to the UTPD report.

UTPD officer Jimmy Moore said the incident poses no immediate risk to students walking up and down the Drag.

“There shouldn’t be more prevalent of a safety risk for people walking by than there would be any other day,” Moore said.

Both men involved in the fight regularly spend long stretches of time on the Drag, Moore said.

The man in possession of the knife was transported to Travis County Central Booking.