June 20, 2018
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Police arrest man following Indian Island standoff

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine — A local man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a predawn standoff at his home, according to police.

Maine State Police tactical and negotiations teams went to the home of Charles Attean, 31, in the wake of a domestic incident at his home, public safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release.

The tactical teams were sent to the scene at the request of Indian Island police after it was discovered Attean had a weapon, Indian Island Police Chief Robert Bryant said Tuesday afternoon.

Attean had used the weapon, a handgun, to threaten his live-in girlfriend, Bryant said.

“There was a weapon. That’s why the state police were asked to assist us,” said Bryant, adding that officers recovered the weapon when the home was searched.

After authorities tried to negotiate with Attean by telephone and a public address system, he attempted to run out his back door and was quickly taken into custody, according to police.

Attean was then released to Indian Island authorities, who transported him to the Penobscot County Jail, Bryant said. He is facing a charge of domestic assault. The woman was not seriously hurt.

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