Minot man arrested after dozens of shots fired during 6-hour standoff, police say

Michael Callahan
Michael Callahan
Posted Dec. 22, 2012, at 11:35 a.m.

MINOT, Maine — State police and the Maine attorney general’s office are investigating an armed standoff overnight Friday where dozens of shots were fired by the homeowner.

Michael Callahan, 44, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and domestic violence criminal threatening according to a press release issued by Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Callahan fired dozens of shots over a six-hour period, according to troopers.

No one was injured.

Troopers were called to Callahan’s Verrill Road home around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a family member fled the house when Callahan began shooting inside, according to the release.

It was not immediately clear what the intended target was of Callahan’s gunshots or how many guns were used. One of the guns seized was an assault weapon.

One member of the tactical team returned fire around 5 a.m. and Callahan surrendered to state police shortly after, McCausland said.

The attorney general’s office is investigating the incident, which is standard procedure when officers fire shots.

Callahan was taken to a Lewiston hospital for evaluation before being transported to the Androscoggin County Jail.

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