BATH, Maine — A man was taken into protective custody on Friday evening after threatening himself and police with a knife, according to Bath Police Chief Michael Field.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, had been threatening to kill himself, according to Field.

Bath police and Sagadahoc County sheriff’s deputies had responded to the man’s residence around 8 p.m. Friday after learning he was threatening to harm himself. Field said police have dealt with the man before.

Police were able to set up a perimeter and could see the man through a window holding the knife, but did not see any obvious injuries, according to Field.

Eventually, the man approached a door of the residence and he had apparently advised dispatch that he would be confrontational towards officers, Field said. Once outside, he began shouting at police while holding the knife.

Sgt. Dale Hamilton of the sheriff’s office was able to subdue the man using a Taser, and the man immediately dropped the knife and was taken into protective custody, Field said.

The man was taken to Midcoast Hospital for an evaluation.

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