HIRAM, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who opened fire on officers has been shot and killed by police after a 12-hour standoff.

Authorities say police originally went to the Hiram home of 59-year-old Reed Rickabaugh on Thursday to investigate a report of gunshots.

Two Oxford County deputy sheriffs returned Friday to continue the investigation and Rickabaugh answered the door holding a gun.

Police say he refused orders to drop it and opened fire.

Rickabaugh came out of his home at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday, initiating an armed confrontation that ended with two members of the State Police Tactical Team shooting and killing him.

From the Maine State Police:

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