BANGOR – A Bangor man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to burn down a house and creating a standoff with police.
Matthew Gormely, 33, was arrested on six charges — including criminal threatening, terrorizing, criminal mischief and creating a standoff, Bangor police said.
Authorities said around midnight Tuesday, a resident of I Street told police Gormely had a gasoline container and threatened to burn down the person’s residence.
Police said Gormely then locked himself inside his home.
“Ultimately, he refused to come out of that residence to speak with us, and we felt that there was some legitimacy to the threat he had made, Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters said Wednesday.
“That caused us to use some of our special response teams, including a bomb robot, to approach his residence so we could remotely communicate with him. Fortunately after about a half hour he did agree to come out of the residence,” Betters said.
Betters said police had to use a “less lethal weapon” to take Gormely into custody.
Gormely is expected to be arraigned Friday.