Hampden man arrested after pointing handgun at family member, police say

Posted Aug. 01, 2012, at 4:01 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2012, at 5:26 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A Hampden man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly pointed a gun at a family member’s head, according to police.

Christopher Pederson, 22, was booked on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon on Monday, according to Hampden police Officer Joel Small.

Small said Pederson pointed a loaded handgun at the undisclosed family member’s head during an argument, and Hampden police Officer Anthony Lorenz and Sgt. Scott Webber quickly responded.

Nobody was injured in the incident, Small said. Pederson was booked into the Penobscot County Jail and later released.

If convicted, Pederson faces up to five years in prison.