LEWISTON — Police used a firetruck ladder to get a man off a roof early Wednesday to take him into custody.

Demetrius Davenport, 23, of 62 Oak St. was arrested on a probation hold and charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Police received a tip that a felon at 87 Bartlett St. was armed with a pistol-grip shotgun. By the time police arrived, Davenport had fled, Lt. Mark Cornelio said.

Police followed up a tip that Davenport had gone to 62 Oak St., but were told he had returned to Bartlett Street.

When police went back to the original address, they were told by witnesses that Davenport had threatened them with a gun. Police followed tracks in the snow from a porch up to the roof. They found Davenport, but couldn’t remove him from the roof, so they called the Fire Department for a ladder.

Police later found his gun outside a window at his Oak Street residence.

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