MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police issued a summons to a 12-year-old girl after they learned she held two kitchen knives and threatened to kill her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, according to a police report.
The girl, who was too young to be taken into custody without a court order, was released to the custody of her family after officers detained her about 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Futrell Drive, police said.
The 35-year-old woman told police she saw her daughter in a part of the neighborhood she wasn’t supposed to be and she told her to go home, according to the report. The victim said the girl sat down outside the house and the victim’s 36-year-old boyfriend told the girl to come into the house.
The victim said the girl ran into the kitchen took two knives from the knife block and held them above her head as she came toward the couple, according to the report. The victim said the girl told them she would “kill you in your sleep.”
The victims backed away from the girl and went outside and the girl followed and that is when police arrived, according to the report. Police issued a juvenile summons for the girl, sent a letter to her school and took the two knives, which had blades between eight and 10 inches long.
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