Burlington man charged with downtown afternoon knife assault
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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