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Man flees home after threatening wife with a knife

Arturo Palencia Jr. // Harlingen PD

A Harlingen man is behind bars after he threatened his wife during an argument.

The incident happened Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. at Rosemount Apartments in Harlingen.

According to police, Arturo Palencia Jr. grabbed a knife during an argument with the victim.

Palencia allegedly used the knife in a threatening manner.

Police said the victim then feared for her life.

The 23-year-old fled the scene in the family TMs vehicle.

Palencia returned when police were at the apartment.

Authorities arrested Palencia, and according to records, the 23-year-old had multiple outstanding warrants.

Palencia was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony, and municipal court warrants.

A total bond of $152,335 was set for the 23-year-old.

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