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Man Arrested After 4-Hour Standoff

Police arrested a Winthrop, Maine, man who allegedly held police on a standoff after threatening to kill a woman.



    Man Arrested After 4-Hour Standoff
    Maine State Police

    Police have arrested a Winthrop man they allege threatened to kill a woman, and then held off police during a four-hour standoff.

    Police say 44-year-old Joseph Finch was arrested without violence early Sunday after he left his home and tried to re-enter it.

    Finch is being held at Kennebec County Jail pending arraignment on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing.

    Police say it started at about 10 p.m. Saturday when Finch allegedly threatened to use a handgun to kill a woman who lived in the same home.

    The Maine State Police Tactical and Negotiation Team was called in and a negotiator communicated with Finch by loudspeaker and phone.

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