A Lebanon man is facing charges after allegedly threatening people with a knife.
On April 21, 2020, at approximately 1 a.m., Maine State Police out of Troop A received a report of a man threatening to stab multiple people in Lebanon. It was reported that three individuals were sitting around a campfire when a man came running out of the woods with a large hunting knife, accused them of theft, and threatened to stab all of them. The man then took off running back into the woods with the knife and was reportedly pacing back and forth at the edge of the property.
Troopers, along with two Berwick Police officers, responded to the scene. Troopers and Officers quickly located the man, who was still in the woods at the edge of the callers property with the knife. The situation was successfully deescalated and the man, Andrew Bleyl, 33, of Lebanon, was taken into custody without injury.
Bleyl was transported to York County Jail where he was charged with Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C). Bail was set at $5,000.
The State Police would like to thank the Berwick Police Department for their quick response and assistance in this incident.