Broadway Reopened 

Broadway in Bangor was closed off for much of the afternoon, but is open to traffic again tonight.Police responded to Weber Mortgage just after one this afternoon. They tell us a man inside the building called a friend to say he was going to kill himself with a rifle. Police closed down the section of Broadway between McDonald’s and Husson Avenue and evacuated surrounding buildings.Crews tried to call the man inside the Weber Mortgage office or look through the windows but couldn’t make contact.They sent a robot inside to check things out.Shortly after that, a tactical team entered the building and discovered a body inside.There’s no confirmation yet as to who was inside the building or a cause of death.”With a high powered rifle involved,” says Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Edwards, “we don’t want to take any chances on the safety of the officers or anyone else involved. So we tried other avenues – the tactical team, the robot team, everybody was used in this instance just to make it as safe as possible.”Rob Carmichael watched the incident from inside the Maine Savings building across the street. He says police told them to stay inside and away from the windows.”Well, people were a little bit nervous, obviously, worried, a lot of rumors flying around,” Carmichael says. “I think we did the right thing, in terms of our branch, and just tried to stay out of the way.” That section of Broadway was shut down for several hours as officers responded to the scene. The road was reopened just before 4 o’clock.