Police in Vernon are investigating reports that a man held a knife to a child's face and threatened to cut out his tongue.
On Friday, a woman named Heather Bonneville called police to inform them that a family acquaintance, who has been identified as Roman Fein, held the knife within inches of her 3-year-old son's face before making the threat to cut his tongue out of his mouth.
Bonneville said that the incident occurred while she was working, and her son was under the care of a babysitter.
Police said several witnesses provided the same information about what occurred.
Fein admitted to police that he had been flipping a knife open in the area of a child, but he said he denies purposely holding the knife towards the child, police said.
Fein was arrested and charged with breach of peace, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child.
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Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
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