EAST BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) — A man was arrested after people said he was threatening parents and students with a large knife outside a school in East Boston.

At around 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 8, police responded to a call for a man with a knife outside Otis Elementary School on Marion Street. When officers arrived, they said they located the man with the knife and took him into custody.

Witnesses said the suspect threatened several parents accompanying their kids to school and yelled, “I remember you, I’m going to get you.” One victim said the suspect showed the knife and threatened her with it as she walked past him with her 4-year-old son. When she saw the knife, she said she grabbed her son and quickly crossed the street.

A search of the suspect, who police said appeared to be heavily intoxicated, found a nine-inch kitchen knife. The 36-year-old man from East Boston was charged with four counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

“We are grateful and relieved that this incident was handled in a quick manner by the Boston Police Department and that nothing more serious occurred,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement.

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