NORRIDGEWOCK — A local man is facing several charges after allegedly threatening several people, including a former girlfriend and children, with several knives on Martin Stream Road over the weekend, police said.

Police said they are considering alcohol and former domestic relations as factors after Noah Weeks, 32, allegedly told those involved Sunday that he would cut them up and kill them, and then struck the side of a vehicle with a large knife described as either a machete or sword.

The press release Monday from Chief Deputy James Ross of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, said Weeks then smashed the rear window out of a woman’s car by throwing the knives through it and assaulted a man at the residence by punching him several times.

Weeks is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal threatening, criminal mischief and assault.

Police were notified of the disturbance at around 8:30 p.m., and Weeks fled the scene on foot just before their arrival, the release said. Five officers from the sheriff’s office and Maine State Police were called to the scene along with a police dog, Draco.

The dog found Weeks at a residence on Mechanic Street, where he was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Somerset County Jail.

The investigation remains open.

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