Police will not charge customer accused of Bangor Hydro death threat

By Nell Gluckman, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 27, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.

SURRY, Maine — A Bangor Hydro Electric Co. customer who called customer service on Thursday and allegedly threatened to kill someone if his power was not restored won’t be charged with a crime, according to Maine State Police Trooper Bryan Creamer.

“The person was talked to [by police] and they’re very frustrated about not getting power back,” Creamer said.

Two line crews who were removed from the area Thursday to protect their safety after the threat have returned to the area and are working to restore power, Bangor Hydro spokeswoman Susan Faloon said.

The crews have been instructed by Bangor Hydro to notify the police if they need to work at the house of the customer who made the call. The police will give the crews an escort, Faloon said.

According to Bangor Hydro’s website, 6,150 of the company’s customers were still without power late Friday morning. The electric company has brought in crews from out of state to help with restoration efforts.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Bangor Hydro officials said that some customers could go without power into the weekend.

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