September 17, 1997 in City

11-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Knife Threat

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Spokane police have arrested an 11-year-old boy they say pulled a knife on another child and threatened to stab him.

The boy was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on Monday for investigation of first-degree assault, said Dick Cottam, police spokesman.

The incident occurred Friday near the intersection of Sinto and Cochran in north Spokane. Officers said they were not able to talk to the witnesses until Monday.

The 8-year-old victim was walking with three girls about 4:30 p.m. when the other boy rode up on in-line skates and pulled out a knife, police said.

The 11-year-old was angry with the victim because he thought the boy was “saying things” about him, witnesses said.

One of the girls, a 10-year-old, grabbed the attacker’s arm while her friends ran to a nearby house, police said. She then ran away.

The 11-year-old boy yelled death threats at the group before skating away.


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