A 20-year-old Belleville man is in custody after what local police are calling “a harrowing incident” near the downtown core early Friday.
In a media release, the Belleville Police Service reports that officers were dispatched to the area of Coleman Street near the footbridge around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, after a group of people called to report a man had chased them from Front Street while wielding a knife.
A short time later, police located and arrested a man on nearby Isabel Street.
The man was charged with uttering threats, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.
He was held for a bail hearing later today, (Friday).
Police did not name the suspect.