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Standoff ends in arrest of Camden man

Mar 24, 2020

HANOVER — Maine State Police say a man who held police at bay for several hours in Hanover the morning of March 24 surrendered just before noon after talking with State Police negotiators.

Paul Legasse, 40, of Camden is charged with domestic violence assault and criminal threatening.

Oxford Sheriff's deputies and troopers were called to the Route 2 house around 2:30 a.m. when Legasse's girlfriend, who was beaten and threatened with a knife, was able to escape her home to call police, according to Steve McCausland, Spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Traffic on Route 2 was detoured around the scene for hours as the State Police tactical team and negotiators worked to resolve the standoff with Legasse, who spoke with negotiators for more than 90 minutes.

Several area fire departments assisted police with traffic control.

Legasse was taken to the Oxford County Jail.

The victim suffered facial injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.


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