GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — A man is being charged with assault and weapons charges after he allegedly threatened a gas station clerk with a knife late Thursday night.

At around 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the Exxon located on the 6500 block of Ritchie Highway for an assault.

The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Francis Taggart, of Glen Burnie, had entered the store and bought cigarettes, and then asked for a lighter.

When he was told the store didn’t sell lighters, he brandished a knife and threatened the clerk.

He was apprehended on the scene, police said.

Credit: Anne Arundel County Police

Taggart is charged with first and second-degree assault, concealing a dangerous weapon, and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon.

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