Man accused of using deadly weapon against his father

Alfred Lawrence Lopez Jr., was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (Credit: Las Cruces Police Department)

Las Cruces police have arrested a man accused of threatening his father’s life.

Alfred Lawrence Lopez Jr., 28, is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.

Lopez is accused of using a folding knife to threaten his father’s life on Tuesday when an argument between the two turned physical, police said.

The father was able to lock Lopez out of the home and call police for help.

Lopez was taken into custody on Tuesday.

He was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center, where he is initially being held without bond.

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