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UPDATE: Police dealing with man who was in river in Old Town

Sources tell us he was picked up by police around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
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Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 7:04 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 at 3:32 PM EDT
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OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) -

Authorities from multiple agencies spent the day in the Old Town area, working to help a man who was said to be in crisis.

Police say the man was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident.

Early Tuesday morning, University of Maine police issued a warning on social media asking residents to lock their doors as the man was likely armed with a knife.

The man made it from the area of the UMaine bike path to the river where helicopters and boats were used to try to help him from the water.

He was on a rock in the Penobscot River for quite some time.

Sources tell us he was picked up by police around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

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