UPDATE (August 16th, 4:30 PM)

According to the KJ, 40 year old Randy Wathen, of 77 Richard Road (Sidney), has been arrested following a several hour long standoff.

The incident began when law enforcement showed up at Wathen's home at around 9 AM on Friday to serve a warrant for an incident that occurred on Thursday night in Portland.  The police tactical team was called after Wathen showed a gun and refused to come out of his house.

Wathen surrendered just after 3 PM and was taken to Kennebec County Jail in Augusta.

According to Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, charges have not yet officially been filed.

Original story follows


According to WMTW, there is a heavy Maine State Police presence on Richard Road in Sidney.

Public safety spokesman Steve McCausland did not indicate what the significant presence pertained to, but said that it was not a drill.

Several police cruisers and people in camouflaged clothing were spotted along the side of the road.

According to a report on WGME, police have said there is no danger to the public.

This story will continue to be updated

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