FORT KENT, Maine — Police arrested a man who allegedly fired three shots in an apartment on March 7.
He was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening and reckless conduct. At least one of the three shots was fired when the victim was still in the apartment, police said.
The original call to police came in as a domestic disturbance at Brookside Apartments shortly before 9:30 p.m. The caller left the apartment before police arrived.
Upon learning that a firearm had been used during the incident, police contacted Sylvio Plourde, 35, before he barricaded himself in the apartment, causing a standoff between the officers and him, Fort Kent Police Chief Michael DeLena said Tuesday.
Officers surrounded the building and advised Fort Kent residents through social media to stay in their homes until the situation was resolved. Fort Kent police called the Maine State Police Tactical Team, which was not needed when Plourde left the apartment on his own.
Plourde was arrested after a brief struggle, police said.
The charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and reckless conduct could be upgraded to felony level because a firearm was used in the commission of a crime, DeLena said. There could be other charges as well, he said, although he did not elaborate on what they might be.
Plourde is being held in Caribou pending his initial court appearance.