- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Court documents indicate a Portland man who caused a standoff in Bangor bought a blowtorch before going to his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Officers who arrived at the scene Sunday morning were fired on and returned fire. Two hostages were eventually released, and 27-year-old Nicholas Condon gave up after police fired tear gas into the home.

Officials said Condon picked up several items beforehand with the intent of terrorizing his ex-girlfriend. Those items included duct tape and a blow torch kit. He also had a shotgun.

Condon remained Tuesday in the Penobscot County Jail, where he’s being held on $100,000 bail.

District Attorney Christopher Almy says the high bail is warranted because the incident was premeditated. Court records indicate Condon terrorized the couple with a shotgun; the blow torch wasn’t used.

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