Benjamin A. Mildner

KENNEBUNK — Police in Kennebunk have determined that a local man who allegedly threatened to return to his former workplace and shoot people, did not have access to firearms.

Benjamin A. Mildner, 31, was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with terrorizing, a Class D misdemeanor.

Kennebunk Deputy Police Chief Michael F. Nugent said police received word late Saturday night that Mildner had allegedly made the threat.

“Officers received information that a former employee of a Kennebunk business had communicated a threat through another employee that he intended to return to the business with the intent of shooting a number of people,” said Nugent in a prepared statement. “The investigation revealed that Mildner did not have access to any firearms. He was subsequently released after posting bail, with conditions that he not return to the business or have contact with the business’s employees.”

In a telephone interview on Monday morning, Nugent said police are not naming the business at the request of the business owners.

He said Mildner had worked at the location until late October and he did not believe that he had been fired from his job.

“He did communicate a threat,” said Nugent. “We looked into it, and took it seriously. He was very cooperative during the investigation and was charged with the appropriate crime.”

Milder was bailed from Kennebunk Police Station.

Nugent said the police report was incomplete, and so information regarding the amount of bail he posted or the established date of Mildner’s court appearance was not available.

A Class D misdemeanor carries a maximum prison term of one year in prison.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or [email protected]

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