POLICE BEAT

Bangor man charged after threatening officers with knife, police say

Bangor police Officers Dan Sanborn (left) and Ryan Freeman, stand at a fence trying to coax  John Dunn, 60, from his apartment on Harlow Street after being alerted of a problem by his mental health case worker at around 10:30 a.m.
Kate Collins
Bangor police Officers Dan Sanborn (left) and Ryan Freeman, stand at a fence trying to coax John Dunn, 60, from his apartment on Harlow Street after being alerted of a problem by his mental health case worker at around 10:30 a.m.
Posted Sept. 30, 2011, at 2:34 p.m.
John Dunn
Courtesy of Bangor Police Department
John Dunn

BANGOR, Maine — Police were called to a downtown Bangor building after being alerted of a problem by a man’s mental health case worker Friday morning.

“When the officers arrived, they were threatened with a knife by the man who retreated into his apartment,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Members of the department’s special response team arrived just after noon to assist.

John Dunn, 60, was taken into custody at around 1:30 p.m. and taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for an evaluation.

He was charged with felony criminal threatening with a knife.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story contained a time element error. The incident occurred Friday morning, not Thursday morning.

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