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Man arrested after threatening family on Instagram, found hiding in backyard with knives

BROWN DEER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 19-year-old Brown Deer man has been taken into custody after threatening his family.

Police responded to the 5200 block of W. Goodrich Lane on Friday after a woman called to report that someone, possibly her 19-year-old brother, was hiding in the backyard.

The 19-year-old was located hiding in the backyard, inside an enclosed fence. He was found to be in possession of a BB gun and two knives.

Police say the 19-year-old had sent threatening messages on Instagram to his 14-year-old brother, who was inside of the home.

The 19-year-old was arrested for Unlawful Use of a Computerized Communication System - Domestic Violence and Possession of a Facsimile Weapon.

The man was released after posting bail.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will review the case.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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