METRO DIGEST | Man wields knife inside Community Kitchen in Youngstown


Youngstown police charged a city man with carrying a concealed weapon and inducing panic after he wielded a steak knife and screamed inside the Community Kitchen, 551 Mahoning Ave., early Saturday morning.

The police report said Joshua Santiago, 26, was taken into custody at about 8 a.m. after police ordered him through the glass doors of the kitchen to drop the knife, and he threw it at the wall in front of him.

The manager of the kitchen said that was the second time Santiago had caused a disturbance at the kitchen that day after which he was asked to leave. He then came back and pulled the knife from his waistband and said he wasn’t leaving.

About 30 people were in the restaurant when the disturbance occurred, according to the police report. Santiago has been permanently banned from the Community Kitchen.

He is scheduled to appear in Youngstown Municipal Court on Wednesday.

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