The maternal grandfather of Ayla Reynolds, a man known for his anguish over the disappearance of the Waterville toddler, faces a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon stemming from an incident last week.

Ronald Reynolds, 53, of Mona Road in Portland, was charged with threatening a family member with a knife, police said. When officers arrived at the home at 6 p.m. on May 31, Reynolds resisted and police used a Taser on him, police said.

He was taken to Cumberland County Jail where he was released on $200 bail.

Police said the incident had nothing to do with Reynold’s granddaughter. Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her father’s Waterville home in December 2011 and has never been found. Police say she is likely dead, although no one has been charged in the case.

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