Bridgton police said Tuesday that they arrested an 18-year-old suspect after he allegedly assaulted another person with a knife on Christmas morning.

Tyler G. Loisel of Bridgton was charged with burglary and aggravated assault and was being held in Cumberland County Jail in Portland after an altercation with the victim at a home on Green Street. Loisel was being held on $20,000 cash bail Tuesday night and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, according to the jail booking desk.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital for lacerations from a knife that was used in the attack, Officer Donald McCormick said. “These were superficial cuts and nothing serious, but it could have been serious,” McCormick said, noting that Loisel fled to the neighboring town of Casco before being taken into custody by police without further incident.

The attack happened about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Green and Main streets, police said.

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