CORNER BROOK — The youth charged with brandishing a machete when approached by a store employee at Wal-Mart Tuesday morning will have a bail hearing Friday afternoon.
The 16-year-old boy was charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon and a breach of a court order.
According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the teen allegedly took out a large machete concealed in his clothing and threatened the employee with the bladed weapon when the store worker approached two male youth for acting suspiciously around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The two youth ran from the store and were later apprehended by the RNC with the help of its police dog.
The second boy, 13, was released to the custody of his parents without being charged with any offence.