BELFAST, Maine — Police said this week that a man who had reported his girlfriend tried to stab him with a pair of scissors at their Belfast apartment was actually the one to be arrested after officers investigated the allegations.

Nicholas Aird, 29, who recently moved to Spring Street from Florida, contacted police on Friday afternoon, according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department.

Police spoke with the victim, who told authorities that she had been on the phone with her mother when Aird began to yell and throw things, Cunningham said. Aird also grabbed the phone from her and then choked her, the detective sergeant said.

“She got him off her and he called 911,” Cunningham said. “When it was all sorted out, he had assaulted her but tried to get the drop on her.”

Aird was charged with domestic violence assault and taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast. While there, he violated a bail condition just after a judge set it by calling the victim, and also was charged with that offense, according to Cunningham.

The woman was not charged in the incident. It was unclear why the officer did not charge Aird with making a false report, according to the detective sergeant.

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