Man in Buxton subdued by Taser after threatening police

Posted Sept. 08, 2010, at 5:20 p.m.

BUXTON, Maine — Authorities say a Cumberland County deputy used a Taser to subdue a knife-wielding Maine man who previously held police at bay with a rifle in a separate incident last May.

The Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to assist Gorham and Buxton police in finding a man who had crashed his car and reportedly was suicidal. Officials say one of the deputies quickly located 29-year-old Daniel H. Wolfe II, who was carrying a knife and refused to drop the weapon.

The department says Wolfe threatened officers before being subdued with a Taser on Monday.

In May, police used tear gas to force Wolfe from his home after he threatened officers with a high-powered rifle in Standish. He was released from the jail and couldn’t be reached Wednesday.

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