A man has been charged with threatening behaviour after the incident in Eggborough at the weekend.
YorkMix reported on Saturday that Selby Police arrested a local man following reports of a group of children being threatened with a large knife.
Today detectives revealed he has been charged with two offences: using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence and assaulting an emergency working after punching a police officer whilst under arrest.
He will appear at York Magistrates’ Court on 30 September.
It was the second serious incident in the village affecting children in a matter of days. Last Tuesday, a stranger took a two-year-old child from the front garden of a house in the village.
The mother gave chase and challenged the person – believed to be a woman – who let the child go and ran off.
Selby Police said today that this investigation “is ongoing and at this time we do not believe there is any link between the incidents.
“We hope that although these incidents have occurred in short time period residents can feel reassured that such incidents are thankfully very rare in the Selby district and North Yorkshire as a whole remains one of the safest places to live in England.
“We will be increasing patrols in the area whenever possible and would like to thank the community for their continued support in reporting any suspicious activity to us when they see it.”