ELLSWORTH — A 16-year-old Ellsworth juvenile is facing charges he pointed a gun at police officers breaking up an underage drinking party at his home.

WABI-TV says police received an anonymous tip that there was an underage drinking party around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Officer Chad Wilmot says that officers approaching the house could see through a window that one of the male juveniles had picked up a .22 rifle.

The juvenile then pointed the gun at police.

Police say the teenager hesitated when ordered to drop the firearm, but did so after a few seconds.

The juvenile’s name was not released. He was taken to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston. He’s charged with threatening with a deadly weapon.

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