Police: Woman surrenders in Washburn standoff

A Washburn Fire and Rescue vehicle assists police in setting up a roadblock Tuesday morning on Route 164 in Crouseville. Police reportedly have been involved since about 1 a.m. with an incident on the road, but have released no details.
Kathy McCarty | Presque Isle Star-Herald
A Washburn Fire and Rescue vehicle assists police in setting up a roadblock Tuesday morning on Route 164 in Crouseville. Police reportedly have been involved since about 1 a.m. with an incident on the road, but have released no details.
By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff
Posted April 02, 2013, at 8:49 a.m.

WASHBURN, Maine — A woman has surrendered to state police after a standoff that lasted several hours and closed a state route in Aroostook County, police say.

A stretch of close to 10 miles of Route 164 from Washburn to Presque Isle was blocked Tuesday morning as officers from several agencies responded to the incident in Crouseville, a village in Washburn.

According to a press release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland, the standoff at a home on Flewelling Drive began around midnight, when Washburn police were called to the scene, and a Maine State Police tactical team and negotiators went afterward.

The woman surrendered to state police without injury.

No further details were immediately available.

Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story incorrectly called Washburn’s town manager Beth Turner. Her name is Bev.

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