Woman accused of assaulting boyfriend with folding knife, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 07, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman was arrested after repeatedly assaulting her boyfriend early Saturday morning, according to police.

Airdrie McLean, 27, had spent the night at the man’s apartment Friday, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

The couple got into a verbal argument and the man was attacked with a folding knife, the sergeant said, but the man initially didn’t report the assault to police for fear that McLean would get in trouble.

The victim suffered cuts on his forearms.

McLean later fell asleep but woke up a few hours later and started fighting with the victim again, according to Edwards. This time, the man went to the police station.

“He said he had enough and came to report it,” said Edwards.

McLean was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault and taken to Penobscot County Jail. She made her first court appearance Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

District Court Judge Bruce Jordan set bail for McLean at $2,500 cash, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. McLean told Jordan it was unlikely she would be able to post bail, Brendan Trainor, assistant district attorney, said after McLean’s bail was set.

She remained Monday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post bail.

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