HOUSTON -

A man was arrested after leading police on a chase through east Houston early Friday morning.

Houston police were eating at a restaurant on Woodforest and the East Sam Houston Parkway when they witnessed a man using a large stick to threaten employees at a business in the same strip mall.

Officers later determined the man had been turned away from that business and returned to threaten the employees.

When officers confronted the man, he got into his Chrysler 300 and drove off.

Police chased the man all the way to the East Freeway and the East Loop.

The suspect was arrested. Police said he will face felony evading and assault charges.