RUMFORD —A Rumford Center man was arrested for threatening several neighbors with a handgun early Tuesday morning following a nearly seven-hour standoff with local police and the Maine State Police tactical Team that shut down Route 2.

Rumford police Cpl. Lawrence Winson arrested Chad Bradbury, 36, of 1374 Route 2, Rumford, on three counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and one count of creating a police standoff.

Rumford police Cpl. Lawrence Winson arrested

, 36, of 1374 Route 2, Rumford, on three counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and one count of creating a police standoff.

Bradbury was taken to Oxford County Jail in Paris, and made an initial court appearance later that day.

He was being held on $1,000 cash bail, and will be arraigned Oct. 17 in Oxford County Superior Court.

Advertisement

The standoff near the Andover Road intersection with Route 2 ended without shots being fired.

Rumford Chief Stacy Carter said Tuesday morning by email that at approximately 9:05 p.m. Monday, the department received a call about a man yelling and waving a gun around on his porch in Rumford Center.

A neighbor heard the commotion and went to investigate with his son and another boy, he said.

On getting close to the residence, the man pointed a gun at them and made a threat, Carter said.

The gun was later identified as a .44 pistol, according to a police affidavit filed by Maine Drug Enforcement agent Tony Milligan. Milligan has requeasted a search warrant on suspicion more firearms may be at the residence. 

They retreated and called 911. Officers responded and the man had gone inside. Attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.

Advertisement

A female in the residence was evacuated, Carter said.

A police perimeter was set up and the tactical team and a negotiator were requested. Mexico and Dixfield police, Oxford County deputy sheriffs and fire department personnel assisted, closing Route 2 and diverting traffic to South Rumford.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, the tactical team got Bradbury out without incident, Carter said.

[email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: