A bicyclist from Hull was arrested in Braintree on Friday for allegedly threatening a woman with a knife after she cut him off in the South Shore Plaza parking lot.
Braintree police said the woman called 911 shortly before noon and said a man identified as James A. Burns, 46, pulled out a large folding knife and held it down by his thigh in a "menacing" manner after she cut in front of him to get into a parking space. She said Burns unfolded the knife and yelled threats.
The woman said Burns left on his bicycle in the direction of Granite Street, according to police. He was apprehended a short time later on Davis Road "after a brief attempt at resisting," police said.
Burns was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
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