BUXTON (WGME) — A more than seven-hour standoff Thursday ended peacefully in the town of Buxton, with the suspect surrendering to police.
A resident said he took his son to school then waited all day at a police barricade before he could return home. He said his wife spent the day inside their home right next door to where the standoff took place.
Police said the incident began with a 911 call at 6:55 a.m. from a mobile home in Buxton.
Buxton police said officers determined 40-year-old Michael Landry was there and had committed an aggravated assault against someone.
Police said Landry also wasn’t supposed to be in Buxton as part of his bail conditions from a previous arrest.
A state police tactical team was called in after it was determined Landry was hiding in a shed out back.
“He knew that we weren’t going anywhere And he ended up sticking his head out of the shed at one point and was seen by the tactical team. And at that point, he had no choice but to give up,” said Buxton Police Chief Troy Cline.
Landry is back in jail now, charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, and violating conditions of release.
Cline said nobody was hurt but traffic had to be rerouted.
“We knew that we had the victim safely out of the residence. But we needed to ask residents in that area either to leave or to shelter in place. They were very cooperative. But we did deal with some frustrated motorists,” he said.
Police had to close Long Plains and Parker Farm roads due to the standoff. Cline said the incident also affected several businesses within 100 yards of the mobile home.