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Man Surrenders after Standoff in Amity (UPDATE)

| October 22, 2013

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An Amity man has surrendered after a standoff on Monument Rd. in Amity. State police say 65 year-old Gary Knapp has been taken to Aroostook County Jail.

Police say the incident began after they were notified of a man threatening another person at gun point. Officers began looking last night but due to the darkness they decided to head back to Monument Rd. in the morning.  Knapp refused to come out of the house and indicated he was still armed.  State Police from Troop F surrounded the house and called in the tactical team.

Through phone conversation as well as a megaphone they negotiated with Knapp. After approximately 90 minutes Knapp surrendered .

Lt. John Cote says Knapp has been taken to Aroostook County Jail. Cote says Knapp and the person threatened at gun-point knew each other.


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