A 43-year-old man from Braintree has been charged following an incident outside an Islamic Prayer Centre on Wednesday night. A man was arrested in possession of a knife outside the centre in Silks Way, Braintree.
Essex Police say a smoke device was thrown into the premises. No one was injured.
Geoffrey Ryan, from Brick Kiln Way, Braintree has been charged with two counts of possession of offensive weapons and affray. He's due to appear before Colchester magistrates on Friday morning