Dixmont man, whose house was destroyed by police explosive, files lawsuit

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - According to federal court documents law enforcement officials are being sued by a Dixmont man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive.

62-year-old Michael Grendell argued police didn't wait for a negotiator trained to handle mental health crises and failed to obtain a proper warrant to use a bomb.

Eighteen state police members and one member of the attorney general's office are defendants.

Grendell filed a notice in December saying he would seek $120 million in damages.

Last year, he was sentenced to probation and a suspended jail term on charges, including criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office declined to comment on the litigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.