June 25, 2018
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Bangor police arrest NY man after standoff at Ranger Inn

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police arrested a 45-year-old New York man Friday evening after a standoff at the Ranger Inn that lasted several hours and prompted an evacuation.

Vincent Hartinger of Bayside, N.Y., was taken to Penobscot County Jail on criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges after an evaluation at Eastern Maine Medical Center, according to a news release issued Friday night by Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter.

Bangor police were sent to the Ranger Inn, located at 1476 Hammond St., about 1:30 p.m. after dispatchers received a report that a man there had barricaded himself in his room.

Hartinger reportedly had been disorderly and threatening toward staff and had been throwing inn property through a window, according to police.

Officers at the scene and a crisis negotiator made numerous attempts to convince Hartinger to leave his room but when that failed, nearby rooms were evacuated, a warrant was obtained and the Bangor Police Department’s Special Response Team was called in.

“These precautions were taken due to the barricade situation and concerns of a weapon inside the room,” Potter said in the release.

The standoff ended about 7 p.m., when the special response team entered the room and pepper-sprayed Hartinger.

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