Crime

Man arrested after he approached children with knife, police say

Police arrested a 39-year-old Boise man after they say he approached three children with a knife, yelling at them on Thursday.

The incident occurred at 10:40 a.m., at the intersection of Cole Road and Fairview Avenue. Shane Teachout was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Reports indicated that three juveniles had been walking behind businesses at a shopping center when they were confronted by a man they did not know. The juveniles ran away unharmed.

Officers located the man moments later inside a business in the area. Based on evidence gathered, officers arrested Teachout.

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