Man Arrested After Shots Fired, Standoff in Downtown Bangor

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BANGOR - A Bangor man has been arrested in connection with a four hour, armed standoff with police at a Park Street residence Thursday morning.

 

43 year-old Perrin Oliver is charged with criminal threatening and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm.  

 

Only hours before the city of Bangor started the Fourth of July Parade, gun shots, echoed through the downtown streets.

 

At 8:30 Thursday morning, a report from a woman with a small child of a man firing a gun,  prompted police to respond to an apartment building, at 47 park street.

 

People, still lining near-by streets, trying to find the best vantage point for the upcoming parade... most of them,  unaware of the standoff and change in parade route.

 

Sporadic gunfire ensued, police estimate about 70 shots total. Then... the shooter, fired out the window.

 

Smoke drifting from his gun, from the upstair apartment, as officers sheltered in place, using the building as a shield.

 

The Bangor Police Special Response Team was called in, donned in fatigues and heavily armed, joined by Bangor fire paramedics.

 

A robot was used to get eyes in the apartment, as tactical officers fire tear gas.

 

Nearly two-hours later, Oliver was taken out alive in hand-cuffs. Roughly 15-hundred feet from the Independence Day parade.

 

Lindsey Mills

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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