June 25, 2018
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Belfast man arrested after allegedly threatening neighbors with shotgun

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — A local man was taken into police custody late Thursday night after allegedly coming to his neighbor’s door and pointing a shotgun at them in a threatening manner.

Daniel T. Riedy, 32, of Belfast was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, terrorizing and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

According to Belfast police reports, officers heard at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday that some Smart Road residents had heard gunshots. Police investigated but saw and heard nothing, according to the report. After they left, the neighbors called back and said that Riedy had come to their door with a “long gun,” according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department.

“He pointed it at them and said, ‘bang bang,’” Cunningham recounted Friday from the alleged victim’s story.

Police went to Riedy’s home and found a 12-gauge shotgun that had been broken down in a box. His wife had purchased the gun the day before the alleged terrorizing, Cunningham said.

Riedy had been convicted a year ago in Rockland of possession of a firearm by a felon. In 2001, BDN reports show that he had been convicted of aggravated assault.

He was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked, according to Cunningham.

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