Standoff in Amity Ends Peacefully [UPDATE]
State police say a man involved in a standoff in the Southern Aroostook County town of Amity surrendered Tuesday and was taken to the Aroostook County Jail.
[UPDATE] Lt. John Cote says that 65-year-old Gary Knapp of Amity surrendered after a series of negotiations.
Several State Police vehicles arrived on the Monument Road Tuesday morning after Knapp had allegedly threatened his brother, Larry Knapp, with a rifle the night before.
According to Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department, Gary Knapp lives in a small camper in the woods just off the Monument Road. He walked out of the woods unarmed around 3 p.m.after State Police negotiators used a public address system to convince him to end the standoff.
Knapp is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. McCausland said a rifle was recovered from the camper.
The road was blocked off for hours while the Maine State Police tactical team attempted to communicate with Knapp and bring about a peaceful conclusion. The Houlton Ambulance Service also responded to the scene as well as members of the Maine Warden Service.