Man who pulled knife in Ann Arbor’s Blind Pig pleads to lesser charge - world News Update

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  • Published: Dec. 22, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Blind Pig

The Blind Pig performance venue, which has stood connected First Street for decades, seen connected Dec. 20, 2019, crossed from nan Ann Arbor City Club Apartments high-rise built successful caller years.Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor News

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- A 28-year-old man primitively charged pinch a felony for pulling a weapon connected a man has had his complaint reduced.

Kimani Hamilton, 28, pleaded nary title to battle and artillery successful a proceeding earlier 14A-3 District Judge Anna Frushour connected Dec. 19. His original charge, 1 count of felony assault, was dismissed.

Assault and artillery is simply a misdemeanor punishable by 93 days successful jailhouse and/or a $500 fine.

Hamilton allegedly pulled a weapon connected a 35-year-old man while wrong The Blind Pig, 208 South First St. successful Ann Arbor, astir 8:40 p.m. connected Monday, Nov. 20, according to Chris Page, spokesperson for nan Ann Arbor police.

The 35-year-old man, an extracurricular promotor moving astatine nan venue, noticed Hamilton connected shape earlier a drama show, constabulary said. He confronted Hamilton, who past pulled a knife. The man was not injured, constabulary said.

Employees from The Blind Pig past intervened and asked nan man to leave, said Joe Malcoun, proprietor of The Blind Pig. Police were called aft nan man left.

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“I really admit our staff’s expertise to grip those situations, particularly erstwhile it doesn’t look for illustration de-escalating those situations tends to beryllium nan norm,” Malcoun said. “They are really, really bully astatine it.”

Hamilton bonded retired of nan Washtenaw County Jail connected Nov. 21, according to a jailhouse official. He was fixed a $5,000 bond.

His sentencing will return spot connected Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, earlier 15th District Court Judge Karen Valvo.

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