MPD: Man arrested after running up to couple while brandishing knife

Madison police

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested a man early Friday morning after he allegedly flashed a knife in a threatening way on the bike path near the Monona Terrace.

Police said officers were dispatched around 3:20 a.m. to the bike path along the Monona Terrace. A couple that was fishing on the shore told officers that a man who they didn’t know came running up to them and displayed a knife in a threatening manner before leaving.

According to an incident report, police arrested 40-year-old Gerrit Hafenstein for disorderly conduct while armed. Hafenstein was booked into the Dane County Jail.