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Navy lacrosse player charged with butter-knife assault

Gabe Voumard, a junior midfielder for the Navy men’s lacrosse team, faces three charges “after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife,” the Associated Press is reporting.

The incident happened early Sunday when a cab driver picked up Voumard and another man at an Annapolis bar. Upon reaching their destination, the men said they needed to get cash from a nearby residence. According to the Baltimore Sun, “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.”

According to Maryland court records, Voumard has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, plus reckless endangerment.

The AP reports that Voumard, listed in court records as 6 feet 3 and 210 pounds, has been suspended from the Navy men’s lacrosse team. On Monday, Voumard was the only Navy player named to the all-Patriot League first team. He’s fourth on the team with 15 goals this season and is tied for second with 23 assists.

Navy (4-8) travels to Lehigh on Tuesday night for the Patriot League tournament quarterfinals.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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