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9-year-old boy arrested after hitting, threatening his 11-year-old sister, Lee County deputy says

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 9-year-old southwest Florida boy faces multiple charges after striking his sister in the head with his hands and a television remote and brandishing a butcher knife in front of his sister and grandmother.

Lee County Sheriff's deputies were called to the home Monday night while the grandmother was watching the boy and his 11-year-old sister.

The 71-year-old woman told deputies the boy got upset and tried to pull her to the ground.

The News-Press  reports the boy put down the knife after his sister called 911. The sister later told deputies she called them to scare the boy, not to get him in trouble.

Deputies say the boy appeared remorseful.

But he was charged with aggravated assault and battery. He'll appear in court in November.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press

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