A 13-year-old male, along with three other youth, engaged in disruptive and threatening behaviour within a theatre on King George Road at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.
Officers received a report to advise the accused was in possession of a knife and was causing a disturbance. The accused was reported to have verbally threatened and was assaultive towards a 37-year-old male victim, who was subjected to having the knife gestured towards him.
The knife was observed being handled recklessly by the accused who was reported to have waved it towards the victim and multiple persons within the premise. A toy gun was also utilized and observed during the disturbance. No physical injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Once a call was placed to police, the four youth fled the scene on foot.
Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to the scene. The accused was identified, located, and arrested Sunday, April 10, 2022.
As a result of the investigation, a 13-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Cause disturbance
Please note, as the accused is a young offender, the identity of the accused will not be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.