SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police say a man is in custody following a standoff that prompted the evacuation of a South Portland apartment building over the weekend.

Chief Edward Googins says the incident began around 5:10 p.m. Sunday when a woman reported she was being threatened by her boyfriend at the Olde English Village apartment complex.

Police say Ricky Anderson refused to exit the building or communicate with officers upon their arrival to the scene. Googins says the woman told police that her boyfriend was manufacturing drugs inside his apartment.

Members of the Southern Maine Regional SWAT team entered the apartment around 9:30 p.m. and arrested Anderson, who didn’t resist.

Googins says evidence collected from inside Anderson’s apartment is consistent with a methamphetamine lab.

It’s unclear if Anderson has an attorney who could comment.


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