Suspect arrested in Dorchester after threatening basketball players with knife

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BOSTON — A man was arrested on assault charges Saturday evening after allegedly threatening basketball players with a knife in Dorchester, Boston Police Department officials reported.

At about 5:22 p.m., officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call at 56 Dunbar Avenue, where two individuals reported being chased by a man with a knife.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Omar Stephenson of Dorchester, had earlier requested to join the victims in a game of basketball.

When he began to play aggressively and was asked to leave, Stephenson reportedly put one of the players in a headlock and subsequently drew a knife, prompting the victims to flee.

Upon arrival, officers were given a description of Stephenson, who was found screaming at the basketball court.

He was apprehended without incident and a 12-inch hunting knife was found concealed in his waistband.

Stephenson faces charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.

He is slated for arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

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