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A Hamilton man is facing charges after police say a young boy wasthreatened with a broken bottle in an attempt to get money from hismother.

A Hamilton man is facing charges after police say a young boy was threatened with a broken bottle in an attempt to get money from his mother.

Police say a woman was loading groceries in her car with her 17-month-old boy seated in the cart when a man took hold of the boy’s arm and threatened to harm him if the mother didn’t hand over money.

Another man intervened and offered the alleged assailant $20 and when it was rejected, he snatched the child and held the man until police arrived.

The mother and child were checked out by paramedics and were deemed OK. Jason Boyd, 38, of Hamilton, is charged with robbery, hostage-taking and extortion.

 
 
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