Charleston police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of pulling out a knife and threatening to stab another man during an argument at a gas station.
Yuri Suvari, 37, of Norfolk, Va., is charged with assault of a high and aggravated nature, jail records show.
The charge is in connection with an incident that happened Thursday morning in West Ashley, according to an incident report.
Charleston police were dispatched around 9 a.m. to the Exxon gas station at 848 Savannah Highway concerning a dispute involving a knife.
A motorcyclist, who police identified as Suvari, grew angry when a truck nearly struck his bike at the filling pump, police said.
According to the report, Suvari yelled at the truck's driver then headed into the store to pay for his gas.
Suvari told police that when he walked out of the store the truck's driver flipped him the middle finger and asked what was his problem.
A witness reported seeing Suvari spit at the truck's driver as the men argued, police said.
According to police, Suvari pulled out a knife and aggressively walked toward the driver.
The driver told police that Suvari threatened to stab him, so he pulled out a gun and pointed. The move prompted Suvari to walk away, police said.
Suvari was held at the Charleston County jail on Friday pending a bail hearing.
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