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Burlington man charged with attacking people on bike path

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington man was arrested after allegedly threatening and chasing people on the bike path with a knife.

Burlington Police arrested Joshua Birch, 47, just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday. They say he was holding a box cutter and threatening pedestrians and cyclists at the waterfront.

Two people were injured and another -- a city employee -- was hurt while trying to escape.

Birch was charged with aggravated assault.

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