12-year-old boy facing assault charge after threatening victim with knife in Boston, police say

BOSTON — A 12-year-old boy was arrested after police say he threatened a victim with a knife in Boston on Sunday.

Officers responding to a call for a person with a knife in the area of Washington and Chilcott streets around 6:30 p.m. learned a group of five juveniles had been made threats with a knife, according to the Boston Police Department.

When officers later tracked down the group in the area of Montebello and Haverford streets, they frisked them and found the 12-year-old boy to be in possession of a knife, police noted.

The boy in question was taken into custody without incident. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

There were no additional details immediately available.

An investigation is ongoing.

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