Farmington man faces charges following standoff

Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM EDT
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FARMINGTON, Maine (WABI) - A Farmington man is facing a number of charges after a nearly 24-hour standoff with police.

Forty-three-year-old Matthew Allen was arrested Monday morning.

He’s charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and creating a police standoff.

It all started around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Temple Road.

Farmington police say when they tried to make contact with Allen, he was uncooperative and threatened them with a gun.

Police say he surrendered just before 7a.m. Monday.

No injuries were reported.

Route 43 in the area of the standoff was blocked off during the incident but is now open.

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