First Court Appearance for Brewer Man involved in Standoff
A Brewer man involved in a standoff with police over the weekend made his first court appearance on Monday.
Forty-year-old Nicholas McDonald appeared before a judge during a remote hearing from the Penobscot County Jail.
McDonald was arrested Saturday afternoon at a residence on Center Street in Brewer after holding police at bay for nearly six hours. A woman who was in the home for most of that time was not harmed and police say it was not a hostage situation.
Police say McDonald had a federal warrant for a probation violation. In 2014, he was sentenced to six years in prison for drug and firearms offenses.