December 12, 2018
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Bangor man arrested after police standoff at Rockland hotel

Stephen Betts | BDN
Stephen Betts | BDN
The Trade Winds Inn in Rockland can be seen in this 2014 file photo.

A Bangor man is in custody after a nearly five-hour standoff with police at a Rockland hotel Sunday.

The standoff at the Trade Winds Inn came ended shortly before 1 p.m., according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Chris Young.

Timothy N. St. Thomas, 62, of Bangor was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal trespass and two counts of disorderly conduct, according to a news release from Rockland Police.

The standoff began around 8 a.m. Sunday when officers were called to the hotel to ask St. Thomas to leave for being disorderly, police said. St. Thomas allegedly swung a walking stick at responding officers and threatened them, according to the release.

St. Thomas then barricaded himself in the room, police said. Failed attempts to negotiate with him led the Maine State Police Tactical Team to enter the room, Young said.

Police were called to the hotel the night before over a similar complaint against St. Thomas, but they were able to calm him down, the release said.

During the standoff, the man was confined to the room and was not a threat to the public, Young said.

St. Thomas was taken Sunday to the Knox County Jail.

Rockland police, Maine State Police and Rockland Fire and EMS responded to the standoff.

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Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated Timothy N. St. Thomas' last name.

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