Police say a Providence man was arrested on accusations he pointed a weapon at children walking home from school.
Twenty-three-year-old Michael Rosario was arrested Thursday and charged with five counts of felony assault with a device resembling a firearm.
Police say a group of children was walking home Tuesday from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School when a man they later identified as Rosario pointed what looked like a gun at them.
The children, between the ages of 6 and 14, told police that Rosario laughed at them.
He faces an unrelated felony charge in Providence Superior Court of possessing a firearm.
A message left for Rosario's public defender was not immediately returned.
Police have not recovered a weapon.