Two boys were taken to a hospital for evaluation after one of them said he was going to stab another, and then threatened to harm himself, Brookfield police said.
The incident occurred in the basement of Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., as Summer Fest, which the church sponsored, was wrapping up on Aug. 11.
The Trumbull County prosecutor concluded that no charges should be filed, police said.
Two sets of teens were in different basement rooms talking when a 17-year-old boy from Burghill became jealous of a boy in the other room, who was with a girl the 17-year-old liked, police said. The 17-year-old pulled out a pocket knife, opened it and said he was going to stab the boy in the other room, police said.
promoThe other teens with him became upset, and the 17-year-old boy placed the knife on his wrist and said he was going to kill himself, police said.
One of the teens with him ran outside where church officials, police and other adults were attending Summer Fest and alerted them, police said.
After the parents of the 17-year-old boy arrived, they agreed he should go for a psychiatric evaluation, and police took him to the hospital, police said.
Another boy, who witnessed what went on, developed a medical issue and was taken to the hospital by Brookfield Fire-EMS, police said.