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Police: Auburn man apprehended after wielding knife at local bar, faces felony charges

An Auburn man is facing a number of charges after a ‘dangerous’ incident unfolded at a bar late-Saturday, according to police.

Officers were called to Swaby’s on South St. after a receiving a complaint that a person had a knife. When they arrived on-scene there were customers outside yelling that a person inside the bar had a knife.


The suspect was located, and identified by police as Michael Maunder, 28, of Auburn. He was fighting with bouncers and customers. During the investigation- police say Maunder threatened two people at the bar and took property from one of the victims.

The 28-year-old was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny. He was also charged with a number of misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration.

He was processed and will answer the charges at a later date. The Auburn Police Department thanked bouncers and customers who assisted with taking Maunder into custody.



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