FORT KENT- A Fort Kent man is now behind bars in following a four hour stand off with police.
It all started around 5 o’clock Friday night, when a man with a rifle was attempting to break into a home on Aroostook Road in Fort Kent.
The 9-1-1 caller was able to escape the home, when the man barricaded himself inside.
That man has been identified as 60 year old Gary Theriault, and the home he broke into belonged to his estranged girlfriend.
Theriault finally surrendered around 9:15 without incident, and was charged with violation of protection order, violation of condition of release, burglary and criminal threatening.
He is now being held at Aroostook County Jail.
The area was evacuated and Route 11 was closed to traffic while the situation was handled, but the area has since been reopened.