Authorities say two 8-year-olds used baseball bats to stop an armed man who had threatened to kill a woman in Alachua County.

Charles Arby Bradley is facing several charges, including battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the county jail.

Authorities say Bradley, 29, was trying to resume a relationship with the woman and threatened violence when she declined.

The woman told investigators that when she left her house with her son and his friend, Bradley hit her with a handgun, put the firearm in her face and threatened to kill her. Bradley left when the children attacked him with the bats.