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December 1, 2012

Man allegedly pulls knife in argument - 12/02

CUMBERLAND — A city man was arrested Friday after he threatened another resident with a knife during an argument, according to Cumberland Police.

Officers responded to Baltimore Street for an assault. The victim said he was nearly struck by a bicycle while walking on Greene Street near the Kensington.

He said an argument ensued and the bicyclist shoved him in the chest before pulling a black folding knife from his pocket and threatening to cut him.

Police found a man matching the description of the suspect pushing a  bicycle on Baltimore Street near George Street. During a “pat down” of John Tyler Brennan, 20, of Cumberland, officers reportedly found a knife matching the description given by the victim.

Brennan admitted to the officers that he was involved in an argument, but denied brandishing a knife. Brennan was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and possessing a deadly weapon.

He was jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center on $35,000 bond.

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