Man arrested for threatening bus passengers with box cutter

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There were some tense moments on a St. John's MetroBus Thursday.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, around 4:10 p.m., patrol officers responded to the downtown St. John's area after a bus driver reported that a passenger was threatening the driver and other passengers with a box cutter.

As a result a 70-year-old man was arrested for uttering threats, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breach of court orders.

He was held in custody until a court appearance. There were no injuries.

The RNC responded to 115 calls for service in a 24-hour period from Thursday morning to early this morning.

Other incidents in the overnight report:

• Shortly before midnight Thursday, officers responded to a disturbance in a house in the centre of the city.

Three youths were charged with a variety of offences including breaches of court orders, being unlawfully in a dwelling, and assaulting a police officer. They were detained to appear before a judge this morning.

The police officer did not sustain any injuries.

• Around 1 a.m today, a 40-year-old man was arrested in an east end home following a report of a disturbance.

He was charged with two counts of common assault, and was also detained to appear before a judge this morning.

Geographic location: St. John's

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