December 14, 2017
Bangor Latest News | Poll Questions | Republican Tax Bill | Roy Moore | Susan Collins

Comments for: Man dies after stabbing on Elm Street in Bangor

Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com

The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Time to ban all knives.

    • Jack Torrence

      americans do not need knives

      • Ryan Bryson

        or spoons.

        • Guest

          Has anyone ever been spooned to death? Let’s not go off the deep end here!

          • Jack Torrence

            actually…

          • Anonymous

            Anything can be used as a weapon!! Look at all the killings in prisons…if there’s a will, there’s a way. Its not the weapon that is used, its the person that uses it that is the main problem……

          • . . . Ahem . . . There is an average of 8,500 intentional gunshot homicides in the US yearly. Check out the FBI website to see how many other weapon choices are used.

          • Anonymous

            That is life, and I don’t care.. Freedom isn’t free. You people think that an unarmed population is utopia.. Without arms the people will not remain free.. Fact, You actually believe government is the answer to everything.. Politications would turn this country into a dictatorship in a minute if they knew the people couldn’t defend against it.. Don’t believe them don’t trust them.

          • Anonymous

            Your pea-shooter won’t do squat in the event that happens.

          • Anonymous

            Then you have no reason to fear our pea-shooters, do you!

          • Anonymous

            What makes you think that I do?

          • Bill Cat

            Haven’t had much trust in all that since ‘they’ told me it was just dandy to travel several thousand miles to kill unarmed folks… “Why, because Uncle Sam says so, son!”

          • lIIIIIlll

            Umm, the U.S. Military has apache flir attack helos, f-16 among other jets, tanks, apcs, ect ect ect. What are you implying a few handguns and assault rifles (both small arms vs like shells and bombs, I mean cmon) going to stop the govt from doing anyway? Be realistic here, they are not going to “turn into a dictatorship”, but dont get me wrong, I’m no pro-gun banner, just saying its silly to think your stopping them from doing something they would want to with relatively small arms.

            Liveleak syria videos going on daily, you wanna see a “dictatorship”, otherwise your exaggerating greatly.

          • Anonymous

            That is correct, however that is why we need these guns to at least have a dam fighting chance, instead of being a sitting duck, I bet the people of Germany did not think their military would turn on the people but look what happened, and today we are sending guns, ammo and ect… to Syria, who is going to send guns here if someone can turn the military against the people. No one will.

          • lIIIIIlll

            My point being, there is no resistance with small arms, you do not have a “fighting chance” with an assault rifle or pistol, both are pea shooters compared to cannons shells, guided jdams, mortar artillery, tank shells, apc rounds, SMAWS, ect ect ect. These take buildings down, they don’t breach to see if someone has a gun to shoot at, you would not survive the shockwaves or building collapsing around you, Lol?

            Did you ever even watch any liveleak video, all the syrian army and resistance fighters are using is 20 year old weapons, and assads army using soviet purchased, poland purchased, and france purchased mil 24s, mil-2s, gazelles, t72s, EVEN SHILKAS (LOL), Ive seen some mad max type vehicles put together pulled by a tractor or dudes firing recoilless guns from their shoulder, none of those small arms the govt allows us to have would stop a military advance is my point, I think the govt is very lenient with gun laws and gives americans the right to practice safe gun ownership, ofcourse humans have flaws and there is always people who abuse things for whatever reasons.

            Sorry I’m getting way off topic now, just saying they are irrelevant vs a “20 year old dictatorship” let alone the current U.S. military arsenal. Nobody is preventing anything by owning small arms, it is their right and majority of american practice safe ownership, now knives well I don’t have nothing to say here, Lol.

          • Bill Cat

            There’s a point get stepped around all too often. Not for a minute will this Gov’t let us get hold of the technology now being used by the Military — not even the shoulder-fired weapons. Yeah, we’re allowed to own a little security against thugs and creeps, but if it ever, ever comes down to a quick-draw between Joe Dokes and Uncle Sam — duck and cover, kiddies…

          • Anonymous

            Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, just to name a few. The U.S. couldn’t beat them. Makes a difference when you are fighting for a reason.

          • lIIIIIlll

            I can tell you don’t have any relevance to the article about a stabbing, nor my side conversation responding to the “dont ban guns the govt will be a dictatorship”; In all of those campaigns my friend, victory from a military standpoint was defined as completed missions, and statistical kill/death ratios, of which the U.S. did not even need to contend the ratio of killed vs died, from a random persons opinion who didn’t serve in either side of any of these campaigns.

            The subjective implication that “if there is still living humans on this piece of land, they won”, well I won’t argue with that logic if you want to use it; I think from statistical standpoint with k/d ratios and completed campaigns you have no ground for basis other then a biased anti us perspective on reality. This is a side topic for another venue (not bdn). Don’t try to spew random misnomers without any factual evidence, I don’t want to hear any allah akbar dudes explaining how they lost generations of people compared to a few thousand us troops as victory, but as you may sir, go on in the off topic debate, I’m not replying about it, your view is minority and your own, maybe you can fly over there and help them rebuild all their cities (lol), just wear a bullet proof vest and get really tanned, grow a beard n learn ordu or something (still risky), Good day.

            For those interested in truth – Look at the statistics, go watch apache guncam footage on youtube, those assault rifles and lil hand guns they give us the right to use would not do anything for you at all, I’m sorry but thats reality I can’t express some unrealistic view that you wish was the case. If we stayed in vietnam since the 70s there probably wouldn’t be any viets left…Lol? I’m glad we are out of iraq, and soon afghanistan, they have no infrastructure, (roads houses, whole towns in ruins); lost whole generations of middle aged working men (usually the ones engaging in “terrorist” activities), collateral damage ect ect.

            Nothing would happen if they banned guns, or knives lol.

          • Anonymous

            obama doesn’t need an unarmed populace to turn this into a dictatorship! All he needed was enough ignorant voters!

          • Guest

            Yup all those ignorant GOP voters who thought Romney was actually going to be elected….lol Abby.

          • Briney

            The sad fact remains. When people are confronted by a gunman, they are too shocked to draw a weapon. When a man jumps onto a stage in a movie theater and sprays them with lethal gunfire, many are unable to move. It’s a frightening situation. People are completely unprepared, unable to comprehend what is happening.

            When a school boasting the finest protection devices fails to stop a deranged man from busting through a window and ultimately murdering 26 people, including six children, teachers ran into the hallway to see what was happening. Expecting to find a wild man firing a military weapon was the least of their concerns. They went to school to teach the children who got slain. No one stood a chance.

            No different than an ambush, just like when you were in the service. But this is civilian life. Are we to wear flak jackets and tote repeaters when we go to the movies? And should teachers and kids strap on sidearms when they go to school?

            These are but two instances where innocent people have been murdered by cranks armed with weapons that should only be carried by the military.

          • Bill Cat

            C’mon Willy, lets don’t get all THAT squawking started again. The article didn’t say a damned thing about guns… LOL

          • Washington County

            Most are gang or drug connected killings.

          • Stats and sources? Don’t just talk through your hat.

          • HowdyNeighbor

            You’re Right. And they’re doing us all a favor when they kill each other.

          • Anonymous

            Knives never run out of ammo. Most dangerous weapon in the long run.

          • Anonymous

            They are also stealthy and quiet, ask OJ.

          • Anonymous

            also Kool Aid in the wrong hands (Jim Jones, Jonestown Massacre)

          • Rusjan

            How about David Koresh (Waco)..? How much Kool Aid did he use during his little sacrifice of his masses? Gun’s and fire to sacrifice himself and everybody around him, rather than die in a fire, he shot himself. Now there’s a gun junkie. Jim Jones also used automatic weapons against the visiting congressman (Leo Ryan), those with Ryan, and those who wanted to leave with him, prior to his poisoning of his “flock”. I believe he shot himself as well.

          • Anonymous

            That is a reason not to let the Government define weapons. They have already banned shampoo on airplanes.

          • Anonymous

            Had 6 TSA people standing around when the guidelines first came out. They were conferencing on my toothpaste. I said Throw it away! It cost 99c!

          • Anonymous

            Ban people.

          • Anonymous

            That is the only way to get rid of all violance

          • Briney

            So what has this diagnosis have to do with the fact that someone was knifed to death? Who cares what was used? Be it a gun, knife, spoon, fork, shovel, curtain rod, hammer…?

            A man died. Now we await the “Why,” so that experts on the shocking availability of kitchen cutlery can expound their theories about misuse – ad nauseam.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, but forks are ok in the mental ward?!?!

          • Anonymous

            once while spooning I thought I died and went to heaven.

          • Mary Stubbs

            Spooning can be deadly!

          • Anonymous

            Spooning can lead to swooning.
            Gateway.

          • Anonymous

            Gay marriages just started in Maine today, I’m sure it wont be long now.

          • Anonymous

            In prison perhaps.

          • Briney

            Too late. They’ve already gone over the precipice.

        • Bill Cat

          Sporks have more gusto!

        • Anonymous

          How about forks

      • Anonymous

        Wow, don’t waste your breath feeling sorry for this poor man. There is a time and a place for this kind of thing.

        • Bill Bob

          You mean like how the media is feeling sorry, for the Sandy Hook kids, and not just using the incident as a political foothold?

          • Rusjan

            The media didn’t unleash a Bushmaster on children now did it? Congress didn’t use one to snipe those two firemen in New York either. I don’t care who pulled the triggers of the Bushmaster, I don’t want a Bushmaster’s trigger to be pulled on innocent people…

          • Anonymous

            Any gun when used to kill is an assault weapon, as soon as they pull the trigger, No a mental case killed the kids, and the Firemen, not the gun, when a gun can walk around and shoot people all by itself please let the world know.

      • Anonymous

        And that is for you to decide apparently. I don’t think Americans need to be listening to Justin Bieber, but I will defend to the death their liberty to do so.

      • Briney

        Especially those who can’t think.

      • Anonymous

        or you

    • Anonymous

      With a knife the silly loons only kill one at a time,
      It is not wholesale.
      It is harder work, and more up close and personal than using a
      military style weapon like a Bushmaster.

      • Anonymous

        So that makes its ok to do just because it only can kill one at a time? You people are a joke.

        • Anonymous

          these people lost their humor a while ago.

      • Anonymous

        The Bushmaster WASN’T USED IN THE KILLINGS IN CONN. Why continue the Lie…

        • FrankC

          Do you have a link or citation for that? {sarcasm}

        • Anonymous

          Don’t confuse the story with facts.

          • Anonymous

            “Reverend” Carlson.

        • Anonymous

          they’re just using the whole thing to push through their agenda.

          senator fienstien stated that she’s been working on the upcoming weapons legislation for over a year.

        • Bill Cat

          And it wasn’t a spoon or a rototiller, a Rottweiler or a rutabaga. Wait, how did it get here again after a stabbing anyhow? AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

      • Anonymous

        actually multiple people were killed in an attack in china in 2010.
        i think 20 died. something like that.

        so yes, time to ban assault knives.

      • Anonymous

        You seem to know an awful lot about killing with knives, Mitt!
        Experienced??????

    • Anonymous

      We must band together to ban apartment buildings.

    • Rusjan

      Classic NRA diversion. Unknown if the person who stabbed the victim was defending themselves or not. One knife, one person. This, http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/29/news/portland/2-dead-1-hospitalized-after-biddeford-standoff/ is one gun, 2 dead and 1 in the hospital with gunshot wounds. Let me see: One knife, one death. One gun (Bushmaster 223) : 27 innocent people dead. (25 in Ct., 2 firefighters in NY) , All in less than a month. Classic numbers as well., but by golly, Walmart is selling them like hot cakes! And I’m not talking about knives……….

      • Anonymous

        More people die from knives and hands and feet than from so-called assault rifles.

    • Peter Hyatt

      If we are serious about banning weapons used on children, we need to ban scalpels. This should cut the number of deaths of children down drastically.

      • Henderson bobby

        Doctors kill more than any other group.

    • Briney

      A time to lift the ban on thinking.

  • Anonymous

    Why not release the person name that did the stabbing.

    • Anonymous

      it’s either a juvenile, a minority, or they don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    My condolences to this man’s family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    Such a sad story in this festive time of year.
    If people would only count to “ten” before lashing out , while enraged, then
    perhaps a life could be saved.
    Senseless ….. no need of it.

  • Anonymous

    Very sad. Prayers to this person’s family.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody needs to file legislation banning all assault knives,people don’t kill people knives kill people.

  • Anonymous

    What is the name of the person who owns this building?

    • Anonymous

      Owns the building? What the hell does that have to do with anything?Let me guess….YOU want to blame the landlord for this stabbing.

      • Anonymous

        I want to know if he’s a responsible landlord or not. And yes, I do believe that we should hold landlords responsible for their rental decisions.

        • Anonymous

          What if it happened in a downtown business, would that business owner be liable in your eyes?

        • Anonymous

          Not this again. How about people who commit the violent acts be held responsible? Wouldn’t that make more sense? Or do you have lots of time and money to be daddy to the whole city?

          • Anonymous

            I’m more concerned about protecting my neighborhood from scum landlords who will rent to anybody to make a buck.

          • Anonymous

            The problems in this city don’t come from landlords.

          • Anonymous

            True, but some of the problems in my neighborhood do come from landlords.

        • Anonymous

          Rental decisions? Section 8 is easy money for any landlord…

        • Anonymous

          Are you serious? The only person responsible for stabbing the other person is the one that was holding the knife.

    • Anonymous

      Why would that matter if the owner was not involved in the stabbing?

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Don’t even bother, you’ll only encourage him.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I know.

    • Anonymous

      What is the name of the city that allowed the building in it’s borders??? or their parents, teachers, political representives.. Why was this building allowed to be built in the first place?

      • Anonymous

        Good one push!!! And who on earth supplied the building materials?

    • Anonymous

      Edward Scissorhands.

    • Anonymous

      before you blame the landlord you may want to consider how the liberal maine laws make it very difficult to actually remove a tenant under any circumstances. if you do everything right you are looking at 2-3 months time plus $500-1000 in attorney fees & other associated costs and the tenant will probably stop paying rent while this is going on. additionally, the maine human rights commission is on a discrimination witch-hunt trying to find landlords who “discriminate” against any applicants or existing tenants. the fines are brutal. if i have a tenant in place who is paying the rent, are you, Bangorian, going to cover my costs to get rid of this person because I suspect they may be a potential troublemaker? i hope you have deep pockets.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not interested in hearing whining about how hard it is to remove a lousy tenant, because a responsible landlord would do a proper screening and prevent that situation from occurring in the first place.

        I’m certainly not going to cover the costs that you incurred because of your sloppy rental decisions. In fact, I’m advocating for you to be fined for them.

        • Anonymous

          I do screen them – thoroughly – and as a result I have very few problems. However, do this long enough and either one will slip through the cracks or someone who has a clean history and good references will do something you wish they didn’t. If you would kindly share your secrets on how to definitively predict and control the future and human nature we all may learn something here.

          • Anonymous

            Ignore bang-orian…he is so far out there, the lack of oxygen makes him certifiable.

          • Anonymous

            Understood. So let’s have the name of the landlord, so that we can decide if this is ‘one that slipped through the cracks’, or if they guy is a slumlord.

          • Anonymous

            It’s a matter of public record. If you want to know so bad, YOU make the calls and find out who owns it!

  • Anonymous

    It seems like there is so much violence in the world today and people don’t think at all they only have anger on their minds at the time and don’t think of the consequences of their actions it makes me sad my condolences to the family and friends of everybody involved.

    • Anonymous

      Can someone tell me a year there was not any violence? Maybe the 70s when all those killers were running around, gates, bundy, son of sam, zodiac, BTK, hill side stranglers, night stalker, Manson, Jim jones, dalmer ect…. the list goes on, or maybe it was the hitler years, or the kkk years when there was no violence, and back then there were no video games, so it must have been tv and movies that caused it.

      • Anonymous

        I know that there has always been violence but it seems like you can’t read the paper or talk to somebody that you don’t hear of someone getting knifed shot or beat to death.

    • Anonymous

      It has become a “Throwaway World”… which INCLUDES people’s lives…

    • Anonymous

      A lot of rage….way too much.

  • There is no reason for violent assault on a person. Condolences to this man’s family and friends. I’m saddened that people have become so violent.

    • Less GOD……more violence!

      • Have you ever read the bible? There is a ton of violence in it and your god was giving the orders.

        • Anonymous

          Kevin, Once a Catholic always a Catholic.

      • Anonymous

        we need more violins

        • Anonymous

          Sax and violins.

          • Anonymous

            Sax, drums, and violins….

      • Anonymous

        That must be why countries such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan etc. have so much violent crime…

        • Anonymous

          not the same culture, no comparison

      • Anonymous

        Nope there has always been violence in History even when God was not considered a offensive word. I’m not a god person, but also not offended by the word either.

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean?? That there never is reason to assult someone? I disagree. As for this incident I don’t know what happen.

      • There is never a need for assault. Look up the word.

      • Bill Cat

        There’s that, self-preservation predates laws and legal systems…

    • Anonymous

      Nice to hear from you again.

    • Anonymous

      When have people not been violent? Anytime in history will do for an example?

  • Tom Brown III

    we need to get these weapons of medieval war off our streets!

    • Bill Cat

      Oh no, you’ll pry my broadsword from my twitching fingers, laddie! And don’t cast an eye on my mace or truncheon either… LOL

  • Do assault knives have bayonet lugs?

  • Anonymous

    So nice of the BDN to publish such a gross photo. That poor mans family, no matter what HE did, THEY have to see that.. shame.

    • Anonymous

      they published 2 men kissing on the front cover.
      I don’t think there’s anything they won’t publish now.

      • Anonymous

        What’s wrong with two men kissing? Blood at the scene of someones death is more than just gross.

        • Dreamweaver

          I’d rather see this blood bath than look at those old homos making out.

    • They don’t have to see anything. Nobody is forcing them to come to this news site and if one of my loved ones was stabbed and died the last thing I would be doing is checking out the local stories online.

  • Anonymous

    WTF bangor?
    you’ve surpassed lewiston as the trash hole of the state!

    • Guest

      Waterville is still in the lead.

  • Anonymous

    BATH SALTS!!!!

    • Anonymous

      is that just a guess?

  • This is my husband and right now his family and I need u all for prays not stupid disscusions

    • Anonymous

      Sorry for your the loss of your husband

    • Anonymous

      sorry for your loss.

    • Amber Brown

      im so sorry Tina..you my family an i just cant amagine what your going through please be strong

  • Mary Stubbs

    Ban knives!

  • Well, that is an interesting picture, isn’t it? Suppose there shouldn’t be any question as to why we live in such a violent society. We are desensitized by all the violence constantly portrayed in the media and popular culture. I mean, do we really need to see a picture of a bloody door and steps? Is that really required?

    • Dreamweaver

      Looks like it was one hell of a party.

  • Guest

    he was a good man and didnt do drugs. He went to Scott Plummers house and he was all munkey dusted out i know i was there. Scott beleived my husband was after him and before i turned my head he was dead. He was a good man and tried to help everyone. Thank you to the ones that is sending ur prayers and condolunces

    • I hope you can find peace, as your brother has. Any my earlier offer stands.

    • Anonymous

      If I were you I pull that comment down immediately. The police haven’t charge the person you mentioned. Any comments posted without proof by authorities or charges constitutes defamation of character and subjects you to a lawsuit, regardless of that persons perceived character.

      • Anonymous

        “Any comments posted without proof by authorities or charges constitutes defamation of character… ”
        Not true. She has a First Amendment right to say what she knows. The authorities are not the final arbiters of what is true.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, you’re right but it’s in print and that’s libel. It’s not a passing conversation between two – five people.

          • Anonymous

            It’s not libel if it’s true. The outcome of a criminal investigation has no bearing on the outcome of a civil lawsuit.

  • Peter Hyatt

    Opening the Bangor Daily News is beginning to remind me of childhood in New York, opening the paper each day and seeing how many murders took place.

    • Anonymous

      So the paper should, what, ignore homicides?

  • Freddy’s back?

  • Anonymous

    How many murders is this in Bangor, in 2012? Brockton,Ma.,is up to 6 including 2 last night. Of course Brockton,Ma. has over 140,000 more residents than Bangor Me,therefore Bangor’s murder rate per capita makes Brockton a safer city.

    • Guest

      Brockton 93,000
      Bangor 33,000

      And that equals 140,000 to you…nice math.

      • Anonymous

        Brockton is widely believed to have 40,000 or more,unregistered residents. 140,000 or more.

        • Anonymous

          What exactly is an “unregistered” resident? Since when does anybody have to “register” as a resident?

    • Guest

      I don’t see Bangor on this list, but Brockton sure is and this is based on violent crimes.

      rank city
      100 Sarasota, FL
      99 Muskegon, MI
      98 Melbourne, FL
      97 Richmond, CA
      96 Rocky Mount, NC
      95 Lawrence, MA
      94 Bridgeport, CT
      93 Miami Beach, FL
      92 Milwaukee, WI
      91 Worcester, MA
      90 Tulsa, OK
      89 Toledo, OH
      88 Jeffersonville, IN
      87 North Miami, FL
      86 Danville, IL
      85 Holyoke, MA
      84 Paterson, NJ
      83 Charleston, WV
      82 Poughkeepsie, NY
      81 Pontiac, MI
      80 Lansing, MI
      79 Chicago, IL
      78 Lauderdale Lakes, FL
      77 Springfield, MA
      76 Jackson, TN
      75 San Bernardino, CA
      74 St. Petersburg, FL
      73 Cincinnati, OH
      72 Lima, OH
      71 Elizabeth, NJ
      70 Cleveland, TN
      69 Council Bluffs, IA
      68 Norristown, PA
      67 Orlando, FL
      66 Baton Rouge, LA
      65 Springfield, IL
      64 Carbondale, IL
      63 Compton, CA
      62 Canton, OH
      61 Battle Creek, MI
      60 Indianapolis, IN
      59 Farmington, NM
      58 Lake Worth, FL
      57 New Bedford, MA
      56 Fort Pierce, FL
      55 New London, CT
      54 East Point, GA
      53 Niagara Falls, NY
      52 Providence, RI
      51 Newark, NJ
      50 Philadelphia, PA
      49 Nashville, TN
      48 Kansas City, MO
      47 Miami, FL
      46 Washington, DC
      45 Desert Hot Springs, CA
      44 Bridgeton, NJ
      43 Fort Myers, FL
      42 Fall River, MA
      41 Brockton, MA
      40 Buffalo, NY
      39 Salisbury, MD
      38 Texarkana, TX
      37 Hartford, CT
      36 Alexandria, LA
      35 New Haven, CT
      34 Daytona Beach, FL
      33 Cleveland, OH
      32 Rockford, IL
      31 Pine Bluff, AR
      30 Harrisburg, PA
      29 Trenton, NJ
      28 Stockton, CA
      27 Baltimore, MD
      26 Atlanta, GA
      25 Birmingham, AL
      24 Little Rock, AR
      23 Homestead, FL
      22 Memphis, TN
      21 Myrtle Beach, SC
      20 Riviera Beach, FL
      19 Chester, PA
      18 York, PA
      17 Wilmington, DE
      16 Bessemer, AL
      15 Harvey, IL
      14 Monroe, LA
      13 Oakland, CA
      12 Spartanburg, SC
      11 Chelsea, MA
      10 Inkster, MI
      9 Newburgh, NY
      8 St. Louis, MO
      7 Atlantic City, NJ
      6 Detroit, MI
      5 Saginaw, MI
      4 West Memphis, AR
      3 Flint, MI
      2 Camden, NJ
      1 East St. Louis, IL

  • Briney

    Absurd comments fail to erase the fact that the driveway at 80 Elm Street looked like someone had gutted a deer.

  • This type of activity shouldn’t be happening in Bangor

  • Briney

    Why this story didn’t make Page One in your city edition astounds me.

You may also like