Brandon York

CANAAN — A man wielding two large knives and slashing tires at a campground on U.S. Route 2 was subdued by other campers with duct tape before police arrived.

Witnesses saw Brandon York, 26, of Minot, at the Skowhegan/Kennebec Valley KOA campground shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, where he slashed tires and beat on camping structures, according to Somerset County Chief Deputy James Ross. Damage was estimated at $3,000, he said.

Ross said some of the campers got together and subdued York using duct tape and took his knives away before deputies arrived. He was taken to the Somerset County Jail, where the intake department said he was still being held Tuesday.

York was charged with three counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, assault, and criminal mischief.

Ross said the case is still under investigation. He was not sure if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors. He said he believed York was staying at the campground at the time of the incident.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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