BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Bangor, Maine, have taken a man into custody following a standoff in which shots were fired, streets were closed, and the July Fourth parade route was rerouted.
Police on Thursday morning alerted spectators attending the local 4th of July parade to avoid the downtown area, saying they were dealing with a man with a firearm at an apartment building. Witnesses reported multiple gunshots were heard in the area. There were no reports of injuries.
Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department had said emergency personnel were dealing with a despondent person in an apartment on Park Street. Police surrounded the building and cleared nearby streets.
The parade, which starts from Brewer, did get underway. It was rerouted in Bangor.