A Belfast man was arrested and taken to the hospital early April 16 after he assaulted a woman, broke the windshield of her car, became combative with police and threatened to harm himself.

Det. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police said Andrew G. Stewart, 23, arrived at a High Street residence after an evening of drinking, got into an argument with a woman and assaulted her.

According to Cunningham, when the woman asked Stewart to leave and locked him out of the house, he became angry and began to beat the windows of her car, eventually smashing the windshield.

Police received a disturbance call shortly before 12:30 a.m. from neighbors who lived in the same building. According to Cunningham, when police arrived at the scene, they found Stewart hiding under a bush behind the house. Cunningham said Stewart became combative with police officers when they told him he was going to be arrested. Stewart also allegedly began making statements to the police indicating that he wanted police to kill him.

Because of the threats to harm himself, Cunningham said, Stewart was taken to Waldo County General Hospital. While at the hospital, Stewart continued to be combative and was therefore restrained, according to Cunningham. Afterward Stewart was taken to Waldo County Jail.

Cunningham said Stewart was arrested for domestic assault, criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest. He was scheduled to be arraigned April 16.