SOUTH THOMASTON — A 40-year-old Union man armed with a knife was arrested Monday, accused of threatening a 12-year-old girl.

Alexander Kaufmann was arrested Jan. 9 by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Class B aggravated assault, Class C domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence assault, terrorizing and disorderly conduct.

Kaufmann was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. He made his initial appearance Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Knox County court.

According to the affidavit filed in the court by the Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a domestic disturbance call to a residence in South Thomaston.

The victim said that Kaufmann had been drinking, had an argument with the girl, told her repeatedly that she should kill herself, grabbed her by the neck and placed a knife by her face, according to the affidavit. The police report further stated that Kaufmann appeared to be intoxicated and was belligerent toward officers.

Assistant District Attorney Kathryn King requested bail be set at $2,500 cash. Defense attorney for the day Marina Sideris asked that bail be set at $500 cash. Judge Patricia Worth set bail at $1,000 cash.