Burlington man charged with downtown afternoon knife assault

Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera(WCAX)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 10:09 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 5:02 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington man faces aggravated assault charges after police say he threatened another man with a knife Monday.

Police say it happened just after 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Park. They say the victim was trying to get his cellphone out of his ex-girlfriend’s car. That’s when officers say her current boyfriend, Luis Rivera, 44, of Burlington, followed him into City Hall Park.

Witnesses say they saw Rivera pull out a knife and swing it at the man, threatening to stab him and saying he was going to die.

Rivera was arrested for aggravated assault.

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