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Bangor transient pulls knife during fight

Bangor Daily News | BDN
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Bangor police arrest a man on Garland Street on Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2010 after he allegedly pulled a knife on a woman. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 35-year-old transient who got into a fight Tuesday afternoon over a room where he once stayed reportedly pulled a knife during the scuffle, according to police.

Eric Lamprey “pulled a knife on another man … and threatened to cut” him, Lt. Jeff Millard said.

Lamprey, who had moved out of the room a week ago, got into a fight with the 48-year-old man who now lives there, Millard said. Lamprey did not stab the victim, Millard said.

Lamprey was bloody from the fight and “took off when he found out we were coming,” Millard said.

Police were dispatched to 175 Broadway at 2:45 p.m. and found Lamprey shortly afterward. He was charged with felony criminal threatening with a weapon as well as assault and disorderly conduct, and taken to Penobscot County Jail. He remained there Tuesday night, a jail official said.

When police apprehended him, “he had a bunch of knives on him,” Millard said.

If convicted of the charge of felony criminal threatening with a weapon, Lamprey could face a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

Lamprey was convicted of disorderly conduct in November 2007 and in 2005 was convicted of violating conditions of his release, possession of hypodermic needles, and hindering apprehension or prosecution, according to court reports printed in the Bangor Daily News.

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