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Penobscot County man allegedly threatens cab driver, police with handgun

Arthur Beaver DOB 03-16-1983

Bangor Police say a man threatened a cab driver with a handgun and threatened to kill officers when they confronted him. 32 year old Arthur Beaver of Penobscot County is charged with Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Terrorizing and Refusal to Submit to Arrest.

Police responded to the One Stop convenience store on State Street at 2:30am Thursday morning and located Beaver after he allegedly threatened the cab driver.

Police say he repeatedly refused to follow simple and clear commands and he was eventually physically subdued while attempting to walk away from the scene. They say he made numerous threats to kill the officers involved during the encounter. He was searched and a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun was discovered on his person. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

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