December 4, 2012

Man accused of assaulting Bangor officer, mental health worker

The Associated Press

BANGOR — Bangor police say a mental health liaison and an officer were allegedly assaulted while responding to a domestic abuse case.

Officer Tim Shaw says a struggle broke out as he was trying to arrest 24-year-old Anthony King of Bangor on a domestic assault charge and handcuff him. Shaw says King attempted to choke him. A city mental health officer tried to help Shaw during the struggle.

Shaw says he and the mental health liaison were punched and kicked several times before Shaw threatened to use his Taser on the suspect. At that point, King gave up and was handcuffed.

King has been taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, where he faces charges including assault on a police officer, domestic assault and terrorizing.

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