Bystanders in Nebraska stepped up when a man became upset for no reason and attempted to harm another.

Tuesday morning, police were called to the scene and spoke with a 68-year-old victim, and several other witnesses, who identified the suspect as 39-year-old Willie Gates Jr.

The witnesses said Gates had "pulled a knife" on the victim after allegedly becoming upset for no reason and started shouting at him.

People standing in the area tried to calm Gates down, but he grabbed an 8-inch blade and started to swing it at the victim, screaming "I'm going to cut you."

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It was then that more bystanders arrived to help wrestle the knife from Gates.

Gates has been charged with terroristic threats.

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