Man Had Machete in Car at Quinnipiac University: Police

A Hamden man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a machete in a vehicle at Quinnipiac University, according to police. 

Police said they responded to Quinnipiac University, at 305 Sherman Avenue, around 5:30 p.m. Friday after a public safety officer found two people in a parked motor vehicle, near an access road and a machete inside the car, police said. 

Police determined that the passenger, 45-year-old Simon Nieves Jr. owned the machete and charged him with possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. 

He was released after posting a $500.

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