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Arundel police say midshipman threatened cab driver with butter knife

Law EnforcementUnited States Naval Academy

Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested a Naval Academy midshipman after he allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a butter knife.

Police say a cab driver told them he drove two men from a bar in Annapolis to a home on Bay Head Road on the Broadneck Peninsula early Sunday morning.

One of the men went into the home to get money for the fare, but returned without enough money, according to police. The two then ran into the house, and one of the men returned with a knife and ran toward the cab driver, who was in the driveway. The driver ran back to the car, police said, and the man dropped the knife and went back in the house.

Police charged Gabriel Marc Voumard, 22, with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Cmdr. John Schofield, an academy spokesman, confirmed Voumard is a junior at the Naval Academy. In a statement, Schofield said, "The Naval Academy is fully cooperating with local law enforcement on this matter. As this is an ongoing investigation and legal matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further."

Voumard is a midfielder on the Navy lacrosse team, according to the team's online roster. Police said he is from Cape May, N.J.

Voumard did not have an attorney listed in court records as of Monday afternoon. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

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