June 24, 2018
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Pittston man in hospital after lengthy standoff with police

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PITTSTON, Maine — A Pittston man is undergoing treatment Wednesday after a police standoff at his home on Tuesday night.

Daniel Williams, 19, is being treated for what Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland is calling self-inflicted injuries.

Troopers were sent to Williams’ residence after a minor accident involving his pickup truck, McCausland said.

When officers arrived, Williams refused to leave, which prompted a nine-hour standoff, the spokesman said. Negotiators made numerous attempts to contact Williams throughout the night, with no success.

Finally, at 11:30 p.m., Williams surrendered, and was transported to MaineGeneral Hospital. It is unclear whether he will be charged with any crime.

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