Police: Man charged with threatening person with a knife in Groton

GROTON, N.Y. — A man is facing charges after police say he threaten a person with a knife during a dispute in Groton.

Justin R. Hutchings, 28, is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to police, an altercation became physical when Hutchings brandished a knife toward a victim during a dispute around 7:15 p.m., July 5, on Cortland Mclean Road.

The other person was found with minor injuries, but police said they do not believe the injuries were the result of being attacked with a knife. A child less than 17 years old was also pushed to the ground during the incident, but not otherwise injured.

Hutchings was arraigned in the Town of Groton Court and originally remanded to the Public Safety Building in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 insured bond. A jail official said he's since been released on bail.