Man arrested for assault, other charges after confrontation at Portland Fish Pier

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PORTLAND — A man was arrested on May 13 after a violent incident at the Portland Fish Pier, where he allegedly assaulted another individual and later confronted police officers.

Portland Police responded to a distress call at 300 Commercial Street, where a victim reported being attacked by a man on a nearby boat.

The victim, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, identified the assailant who was still aboard the vessel.

Upon arrival, police encountered the suspect, who initially ignored their attempts to communicate.

The situation escalated when the suspect emerged from the boat’s cabin, exposed himself, and shouted obscenities at the officers.

He then attempted to flee by starting the boat’s engine and untying it from the dock.

Officers were compelled to use pepper spray and tasers to subdue the 62-year-old Stephen Thuotte of Sebago after he resisted arrest.

Thuotte now faces multiple charges, including Assault, Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Creating A Police Standoff, and Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention.

The Portland Police Department is seeking assistance from the public for this case and encourages anyone with information to contact them at (207) 874-8575.

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