WTVY responded to a domestic violence dispute at the Houston County Courthouse parking lot.
An Elba man and his son allegedly got in to a fight.
According to the Dothan Police, the son got upset with his father for smoking a cigarette.
When his father refused to put the cigarette out, the son threw punches.
The father threw punches in return, and that is when the son went to the back of a truck and pulled out a machete.
The father was able to take the machete away from the son and called the police.
According to police, the son is mentally handicapped.
He previously was in a group home and had been in trouble for attacking a worker there.
We will have more on this story at 5 and 6.