Clarkson student charged in Thursday knife incident
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 10:36 am

POTSDAM -- A Clarkson student faces menacing charges after a Thursday morning incident involving a pocket knife.

Aaron M. Rist, 19, of Dover, New Hampshire, was charged Friday at 4:28 p.m. with second-degree menacing.

Although the incident occurred early Thursday morning and was reported to Clarkson University, Potsdam Police were not notified until Friday morning.

A Potsdam Police Department investigation revealed that Rist become involved in an altercation with another Clarkson University student and had displayed a folding knife with a 3-inch blade.

Initial reports from the Potsdam Police stated that one man received minor cuts to his hand.

Rist was issued an appearance ticket for the listed charge.