Bangor man accused of threatening girlfriend, police with knife

Posted July 03, 2013, at 2:11 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man is behind bars Wednesday after an altercation with his girlfriend on Tuesday night, police said.

Jesse Cyr, 36, is accused of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, according to Bangor police Sgt. Jim Buckley.

Officers were called to Dillingham Street shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday when it was reported Cyr and the woman were arguing loudly in the street, the sergeant said.

Cyr had a 12-inch knife in one of his pockets that he threatened the woman and police with, Buckley said.

The woman was not hurt during the dispute.

When Officer Joe Page and backup officers Jim Carr and Nickolas Huggins attempted to arrest Cyr, he became uncooperative, the sergeant said. Cyr gave up when he realized he was outnumbered.

Cyr was brought to Penobscot County Jail, where he remains Wednesday afternoon, Buckley said.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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