Man accused of three assaults at Auburn Public Library

Police take a suspect into custody following a disturbance at the Auburn Public Library.
Chris Williams | Sun Journal
Police take a suspect into custody following a disturbance at the Auburn Public Library.
Posted April 21, 2012, at 5:48 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — Police charged a Lewiston man Friday with three counts of assault stemming from a disturbance at the public library shortly after noon.

Kewane Pontoo, 19, was escorted out of the library by three police officers and driven off in a police cruiser. He was taken to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston where he was expected to be treated for an apparent psychotic break, Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen said Friday.

Pontoo was issued summonses on three counts of assault involving three victims at the library.

No additional information was available regarding the identities of those who were assaulted or whether they were injured.

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