Saratoga Police say they found themselves staring down a man with a cleaver in his hand. 

It began with a Saturday night call to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway for a domestic complaint. When officers arrived they say they were told Alex Mintzer was the male party involved, and he'd left.  Recognition dawned on some of the officers; they say they'd had dealings with Minzer before.

A visit to Mintzer's house got dicey when police say an initial contact was followed by Mintzer re-emerging from his house with a large cleaver, waving it over his head and screaming at officers to get out. A taser was deployed, and according to police, Mintzer was taken into custody after a brief struggle. 

Mintzer is charged with: Attempted Assault of a Police Officer, Menacing, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Assault with Intent to Cause Physical Injury, and Unlawful Imprisonment.