April 21, 2018
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Transient charged after setting off panic alarm at Bangor pharmacy

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
David Michael Tenney
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient was charged with disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest Thursday after he allegedly set off an alarm at a local pharmacy, according to police.

Officers responded to the Eastern Maine Healthcare Mall Pharmacy on Union Street after David Tenney, 22, set off a panic alarm just before 6 p.m., according to a news release from Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Tenney had walked into the pharmacy with two large knives on either side of his belt and was told by security to take them off, according to the release.

Agitated, Tenney ignored the security personnel’s request, and the officer set off the alarm, the release stated.

When Officer Tim Shaw and Sgt. Jim Buckley arrived on scene, Tenney continued to resist.

“Tenney became upset, then began to yell obscenities, was uncooperative and had to be restrained by both officers,” Edwards stated in the release.

Officer Jason Linkletter and Lt. Steve Hunt, who was off duty and was in the area, also aided in subduing Tenney, the sergeant said.

Tenney was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a medical evaluation. When he was released he was charged with disorderly conduct and failing to submit to arrest but was not arrested.

Shaw suffered minor injuries in the scuffle and was treated at EMMC and released.

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