Bradford Standoff Ends 

A state police tactical team was called to a home in Bradford Thursday in response to a reported standoff.Officials say 57-year-old Clarence Rairdon Jr. threatened his ex-girlfriend with an axe.By the time officers responded to the scene at the intersection of Rt. 221 and Rt. 155 around 11:30 a.m., the ex-girlfriend had fled the home, and Rairdon refused to come out.Officials later secured the area and blocked off the street because Rairdon suggested he may have explosives.Sergeant Sean Hashey says tactical teams used a robotic camera to get closer to the home, eventually using tear gas to get Rairdon out of the building.State police say Rairdon was intoxicated when he was taken into custody just before 6:45 p.m.As authorities were taking Rairdon into custody, he told TV5 that he “was only trying to protect his home.”The ex-girlfriend was reportedly not injured, and no weapons or explosives were found in the home.Rairdon has been charged with felony terrorizing and is being held at Penobscot County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.