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MINOT — A Verrill Road man who shot up his house Friday night and caused an armed standoff for more than six hours was being held at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on Saturday, police said. Michael Callahan, 44, of 185 Verrill Road, was charged with reckless conduct with a fi...

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Minot man shoots up house in 6½-hour standoff

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  • Amber Waterman, Sun Journal

    A Maine State Police trooper idles in the driveway of 185 Verrill Road in Minot around 2:45 p.m. Saturday after an overnight standoff. Michael Callahan, 44, who lives at the residence, fired dozens of shots over six and a half hours, police said.

  • MINOT — A Verrill Road man who shot up his house Friday night and caused an armed standoff for more than six hours was being held at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on Saturday, police said.

    Michael Callahan, 44, of 185 Verrill Road, was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and domestic violence criminal threatening, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland wrote in a news release. Verrill Road is off of Route 119.

    State police and the Maine Attorney General’s Office were investigating the overnight standoff during which dozens of shots were fired by the homeowner, McCausland said.

    Troopers were called to the Verrill Road home at about 10:30 p.m. Friday. A family member had fled the house when Callahan began shooting inside, McCausland said. The standoff continued for six and a half hours, police said. No injuries were reported.

    "It is not immediately clear what the intended target was of Callahan’s gunshots or how many guns were used," McCausland said.

    Callahan surrendered to police shortly after a member of the Maine State Police tactical team returned fire at around 5 a.m., McCausland said.

    McCausland said an assault weapon was among the guns seized.

    Callahan was sent to a Lewiston hospital for an evaluation before he was taken to jail, McCausland said.

    The Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating the officer involvement, which is standard procedure.

    tkarkos@sunjournal.com

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