Police Standoff in Bangor [UPDATE]
Bangor Police spent part of the morning involved in a standoff they say was the result of a family fight. A man took two people hostage, but both were released unharmed. Police say the incident ended without incident just after 3 in the afternoon.
Bangor Police Sergeant Tim Cotton said in a press release that police responded to 831 Union Street to a report of a family fight. A woman had called police and reported she and a man were being held hostage in the home by another man. When police arrived, shots were fired out of the residence and officers returned fire. No one was injured. Negotiators were able to convince the man to release the female hostage first, and then the second.
Cotton says tear gas was introduced into the home several times. The standoff ended when the suspect walked out of the house at around 3:15 p.m. with no weapons and his hands in the air. 27-year-old Nicholas Condon was taken into custody and will be charged with two counts of kidnapping, Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Conduct with a Firearm, Burglary, and Terrorizing.
Bangor Police were aided in the incident by the Maine State Police, Bangor Fire Department, and the Bangor Public Works Department. The road has been opened back up to traffic.