Armed felon arrested after crash at South Lake Tahoe

May 16, 2019
This booking photo provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Henson. Henson was booked into the county jail in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges. Police say the armed felon crashed his car and threatened two people with weapons before he was arrested that night. (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A 44-year-old armed felon has been arrested at Lake Tahoe after he crashed his car and allegedly threatened two people with a knife and a gun.

Police say they responded to a report of a reckless driver in South Lake Tahoe, California, about 5 p.m. Tuesday before the speeding car hit another vehicle in a driveway a few blocks off U.S. Highway 50.

Witnesses say the suspect threatened them with the weapons before fleeing into the woods. Police later arrested him at his residence on Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

Michael Henson was booked into the El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and felon in possession of a firearm.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.