BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is facing an aggravated assault charge after he threatened a teenage girl with a knife, police said.
David Tenney, 24, was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, according to Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan.
The lieutenant said there is no known relationship between Tenney and the victim, noting Tenney was intoxicated and walking around in the area of Main and Union streets at the time of the alleged incident.
Tenney apparently had run up to the girl, grabbed her to give her a hug and spun her around, Reagan said.
He said that the girl had a small knife clipped to her back pocket, which Tenney grabbed as he had his arms around her chest and throat area. He then allegedly threatened her with the knife as he held it over her head.
Police arrived shortly after and arrested Tenney. He was charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Tenney remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Tuesday afternoon.