April 25, 2019
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Skowhegan man accused of trying to grab officer’s firearm

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm during a struggle Saturday, police said.

Edward Sincyr, 44, was arrested following an incident with police, which started when an officer located him screaming obscenities in the downtown area, according to a statement from Skowhegan police.

Sincyr, who was intoxicated, was warned for disorderly conduct but refused to cooperate with police and resisted as police tried to handcuff him, the statement said.

As he resisted and stared at the officer’s gun, Sincyr allegedly put his hand on the gun’s grip and tried to take it from the holster, but the officer managed to retain his firearm. Additional officers from the Skowhegan Police Department and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office arrived and got Sincyr under control.

Sincyr is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of protection orders against him.

Sincyr is facing charges of criminal threatening, disorderly conduct, failing to provide a correct name and date of birth, refusing to submit to arrest, criminal attempt of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of marijuana.

He was brought to the Somerset County Jail, where his bail was set at $10,000.

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