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Police: Man threatens Exxon clerk with knife after being told store does not sell lighters

Posted: 11:35 AM, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-29 11:42:14-05
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GLEN BURNIE — A Glen Burnie man is accused of threatening a store clerk with a knife.

On Thursday, just before midnight officers headed to the Exxon located on the 6500 block of Ritchie Highway for an assault.

Police say the suspect, Francis Taggart, entered the store and purchased cigarettes. After purchasing the cigarettes, he requested a lighter.

Officials say Taggart was informed that the store did not sell lighters. Upon learning this the suspect is said to have waved a knife and threatened the clerk.

Police have arrested and charged the suspect.