Man Involved in Winslow Standoff Summonsed
An overnight standoff in Winslow has come to an end.
According to authorities, Matthew Savinelli surrendered peacefully, walking out of a home on Bellevue Street Wednesday morning.
We're told it all started around 10 p.m. Tuesday night when Savinelli's parents, concerned about his welfare, called Winslow Police.
Officers went to check on him, but said as they tried to talk to him through his door, Savinelli became irritated and threatened them.
"Negotations were unsuccessful. He made threats towards law enforcement involving use of a firearm. At that point, we came off, established a perimeter," said Sgt. Haley Fleming of Winslow Police.
State police tactical and crisis negotiation crews were immediately called. Around midnight, Haley said they began evacuating residents who lived nearby.
"They said he was armed and suicidal and that we needed to be safe, so to get into our car and leave," said Cassie Sirois, who lives across the street from Savinelli.
Following lengthy negotiations, Savinelli emerged from the building around 7:45 a.m.
"A lot of time was used, but for the outcome that we received no amount of time...we want this peaceful outcome no matter how long it takes," said Fleming.
Savinelli was taken to a nearby hospital, where Fleming said he will undergo an evaluation.
No charges have been filed.