Police: 76-year-old man wielding butcher knife threatens his wife

Kenneth E. North, 76, of 1996 Misner Ave., was jailed following a disturbance Christmas morning in which he grabbed his wife by her hair, put a butcher knife to her throat and told her, “You’re not going to be around,” Old Lycoming Township police alleged in court papers.

Police responded to the couple’s home about 8 a.m. The wife, Susan, who was emotionally upset from the ordeal, told police that North pushed her in the face after allegedly threatening her.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment, North was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.