PATTEN — A Patten man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police said he threatened to shoot a firefighter and other law enforcement.
According to a statement from Maine State Police Troop F, Fred Whitney, 49, is charged with terrorizing and disorderly conduct.
The statement said Whitney called the Patten Town Office Tuesday morning around 10 a.m., threatening to shoot a firefighter who allegedly cut him off.
Police said Whitney also called the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and Maine District Court, saying he was not going to come to his court appearances and he would shoot any law enforcement officer who showed up at his house.
The statement said police got an arrest warrant for Whitney for terrorizing and disorderly conduct, and a search warrant for Whitney’s property.
State troopers and members of the state police tactical team and crisis negotiation team responded to Pleasant Street in Patten around 4:30 p.m., where police said Whitney was arrested without incident.
He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.