Standoff in Brewer Ends with Arrest of Man Whose Daughter was Paralyzed in 2013 Gun Accident
A Maine man, whose young daughter was seriously hurt in a home firearm accident three years ago, is in custody after a 12-hour standoff in Brewer.
The standoff began Friday night at an apartment on State Street and ended at about noon on Saturday.
Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone says 32-year-old Brandon Ogden has been charged with terrorizing and creating a police standoff.
Antone said the standoff began when Ogden pulled out a gun while visiting two people at the apartment.
The chief said Ogden refused to talk to authorities. In 2013, Ogden's then-3-year-old daughter was paralyzed in a gun accident at her family's home on Bald Mountain Drive in Levant. The now-5-year-old and her two siblings have since been adopted by grandparents.
State Street, between Main Road North and Washington Street, was blocked off until midday. The Maine State Police tactical team with a battering-ram fronted truck set up in the parking lot of the three-unit building and negotiated with Odgen by loudspeaker.
Ogden was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
The Associated Press contributed to this report