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Man in Custody After Target Parking Lot Bus Barricade

SWAT team members responded to a situation in South Portland, Maine, where a suspect was initially thought to be armed.



    Man in Custody After Target Parking Lot Bus Barricade

    Law enforcement officials responded after a man barricaded himself inside a bus in the parking lot of a South Portland, Maine, Target store Monday evening.

    The man, identified as Corbin Allen Pratt of Oakland, California, is in custody after a three-hour standoff.

    Police responded to the paking lot at 5:38 after receiving a call from Target Stores about wanting the bus removed.

    The bus was painted over, had some windows boarded up and was not road-worthy, with no registration, missing headlights and tires in poor shape. A homemade sign in the window said "stuck help."

    Officers found a passenger in the bus, who said he recently met the Pratt and was planning on traveling to Florida with him. Pratt arrived shortly after and barricaded the bus after store management asked for the bus to be removed from the parking lot.

    Police say Pratt refused multiple orders to leave the bus and often placed his hands in his pocket, pretending to draw a gun if officers came close. Police established a perimeter and called negotiators to the scene.

    Police say Pratt told officers they could not "take his home," made threats to a police canine and challenged officers to shoot him by drawing a target on his chest.

    Officers located shelter for the subjects inside and Pratt surrendered himself to negotiators.

    He was charged with criminal trespass and charges of creating a police standoff will be reviewed.