Man wields knives at teenage party

Man wields knives at teenage party

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A Batesville man faces several charges of aggravated assault after police say he wielded knives at several teenagers.

According to the initial incident report, Batesville police responded to the 2000-block of Maple Street shortly before midnight on April 15 in reference to a domestic disturbance.

When police arrived, they found a man lying on a porch across the street and a few teenage girls crying in the street.

Police identified the man on the porch as 25-year-old Jimmy Aguirre.

According to witnesses at the scene, there was a party at the home and Aguirre forced his way in.

When people at the house asked Aguirre to leave he became agitated and grabbed several knives out of the kitchen.

Aguirre then started to wield the knives around the house and tried to stab people at the party.

Witnesses told police they tried to tackle Aguirre to the ground to keep him from hurting anyone.

According to police, several people at the party received cuts from the knives, as well as Aguirre.

Police recovered five knives from the scene.

According to the report, police could smell alcohol and a foreign substance on Aguirre.

He refused help from the police and emergency responders and was aggressive as officials tried to calm him down.

Police transported Aguirre to the hospital for his injuries where he continued to fight with the hospital staff.

Officers restrained Aguirre at the hospital to keep him from injuring himself or anyone else.

Aguirre is facing six counts of aggravated assault.

Batesville police also contacted the Department of Human Services because two small children were at the home during the incident.

According to the victims, two of the teens at the party were watching the children at the time.

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