PORTLAND — Police had to use a Taser to subdue a man who verbally threatened to harm employees of a Portland strip club Sunday afternoon.

Paul D. Champagne, 46, of Portland was taken into custody after being disabled by a Taser, a weapon that discharges an electrical pulse.

The confrontation with police took place in the parking lot outside PT’s Showclub, 200 Riverside St. Lt. Gary Hutcheson said Sgt. Ben Noyes fired the Taser at Champagne to avoid violence.

Police said Champagne did not display a weapon, but was later found to be armed with a sheathed dagger concealed under his shirt. The dagger hung from a necklace.

Champagne suffered some facial bruises during the arrest, but no other injuries were reported.

Champagne was taken to the Cumberland County Jail, where he was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, terrorizing, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $500 cash.