Gainesville man arrested for threats made with a box cutter

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Deputies say 27-year-old Phillip West approached a man riding his bicycle asking for help.

The man says West quickly became aggressive and threatened him with a knife. He called 9-1-1 and deputies found west a short distance away.

They say West admitted to having a box cutter and telling the man quote "I will gut you like a fish."

West was charged with intent to commit a felony. He is currently in the Alachua County jail on a 5-thousand dollar bond.