Felony charge in workplace threat with large knife in Kittery
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
KITTERY, Maine — Police arrested a man after he threatens his co-worker with a large knife Saturday.
At about 11 a.m. Kittery Police responded to a local business after an employee called to report that a fellow employee had threatened him with a knife.
Antonio R. Garcia, 45, of Wainwright Ave. in Kittery, Maine was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony.
The incident occurred after a heated verbal argument among three employees of the Suds and More store on Shapleigh Road.
Garcia allegedly threatened another employee with a large kitchen knife. Garcia was unaware that the other employee was in possession of a legally permitted concealed handgun.
When threatened with the knife, the other employee drew his handgun in self-defense and ordered Garcia to drop the knife, which he did.
Garcia, who according to the Kittery police, is not a U.S. citizen, was processed at the police station and subsequently transported to the York County Jail after a hold was placed on him by the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.