Man accused of threating pair with box cutter outside store Saturday

Published Apr 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

A Rome man was taken into custody and charged after he threatened a man and woman holding a child at the time with a box cutter outside Marshalls department store at Freedom Plaza Saturday evening.

Detective Jeffrey M. Lanigan said at about 6:55 p.m., Kevin A. Ribeiro, 23, of 321 E. Bloomfield St., was in a verbal argument with a man whom he knew in the parking lot outside the store at 225 Erie Blvd. W. There was a woman carrying a baby who was with the victim. At one point during the fight, Ribeiro threatened the man and woman with a silver box cutter, Lanigan said.

Ribeiro then fled the scene in his car and was pulled over by members of the Patrol Division a few blocks down the road, just before Ace Place.

Ribeiro was taken into custody and charged with second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned in City Court and sent to jail on bail to re-appear on April 25.