Boardman restauranteur Michael David Alberini was arrested by police following a domestic situation at his Squirrel Hill Drive home.

Alberini, the owner of Michael Alberini’s restaurant, was booked into the Mahoning County jail early Tuesday on charges of domestic violence threats and unlawful restraint.

Police were called to the home after getting a call claiming that Alberini had blocked his 42-year-old wife from leaving the home and allegedly stating that if “anyone comes to the house, there would be a standoff”.

An officer who peered through a window reported seeing Alberini sitting with a semi-automatic rifle on his lap, pointed toward the front door.

When police ordered him to drop the weapon, Alberini retreated to the main part of the house, according to the police report.

Police say the garage door opened and Alberini appeared unarmed. He was then placed in handcuffs.

Police found an unloaded rifle in the home’s sunroom.

Alberini told officers he had been cleaning the weapon, but police say they found no gun cleaning supplies in the house.

Officers say they detected alcohol on Alberini’s breath and reported he had red, watery eyes, and was slurring his words

Alberni’s wife told officers that she barricaded herself in a room, saying to police she feared for her safety and the safety of her child.

According to online records, Alberini plead not guilty during his arraignment hearing in criminal court Tuesday. He is being held on a $1500 bond and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

The next court hearing is set for mid-January.