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JPD arrests man after he threatened father with a knife

Mother of boy, 5, reported suspect tried to grab her son and pull him away

Posted: April 18, 2011 - 5:22pm

Officers from the Juneau Police Department arrested a man Saturday afternoon after he allegedly threatened the father of a 5-year-old boy with a knife when the father tried to intervene after the man grabbed the boy’s hand and tried to pull him away from his mother, according to a release from JPD.

Police arrested Raphael Flores, 46, and charged him with third-degree assault, a class ‘C’ felony and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

The incident occurred near the 6500 block of Glacier Highway, the release states. The boy’s mother called JPD and said Flores continually tried to pull the boy away from his mother, but eventually let go of the boy’s hand. The boy’s father tried to intervene, but Flores produced a knife and “brandished it at the father in a threatening manner,” the release states. After the father backed away, another person with Flores grabbed him and pulled him away.

Flores left the area, but JPD later found him in a trailer near the scene of the incident and took him into custody. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, according to JPD.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call JPD at 586-0600

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