- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine say a highway standoff ended peacefully with the arrest of a 67-year-old man who had threatened to hurt himself and police officers.

Police pulled over Douglass McCaig, who has addresses in Greene and Vero Beach, Fla., late Tuesday night when he failed to dim his high beams on Route 202 in Monmouth.

They say McCaig became aggressive and drove off, nearly hitting an officer as he pulled away. The officer chased McCaig and pulled him over again.

That’s when McCaig made threats to hurt himself and officers. It was unknown if he was armed. Police shut down Route 202 until about 2:30 a.m., when McCaig was arrested.

He’s charged with failing to stop for a police officer, criminal threatening and other offenses.

He was jailed on $10,000 bail. It could not immediately be learned if he had a lawyer.



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