Caseworker assaulted, threatened by knife-wielding 12-year-old

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A 12-year-old boy is facing charges after he assaulted his caseworker and threatened her with a knife in Penbrook last week, police said.

The juvenile is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest. The charges were filed in juvenile court.

Officers responded Thursday to a home along the 2300 block of Hoffer Street for a reported assault. According to police reports, the boy assaulted the case worker with his fists and then menaced at her with a knife.

The boy tried to run from police–but was captured after a brief foot chase.

The caseworker was taken to a a local hospital for treatment.




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