Milo Man Out of Jail After Standoff with Police 

A man from Milo is out of jail after a standoff with police that lasted more than eight hours. But not before police say he fired off a high powered weapon and threatened to kill them. The trouble started after midnight when 37-year-old David Krueger allegedly shot off a weapon at his home on Riverside Street. He was reportedly acting suicidal at the time.Police from Milo and Brownville responded to the house and that’s when they say Krueger – who’s in a wheelchair – fired off a couple of more shots and threatened to kill them, too. Kruegers’s girlfriend was in the house and managed to escape. Police called in the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department and the state tactical team along with negotiators.They also evacuated some of the neighbors and told others to stay inside their homes. TV5 spoke to Maine State Police Sgt. Sean Hashey. “Obviously it’s extremely serious based on the threats he made. He threatened to kill any body that came to the residence including police. And the fact that he had a high powered weapon at his disposal. So obviously we treat it very, very seriously. And its not only dangerous for police but neighbors so we take all precautions to be as safe as we can be.Jose Casillo, who lives in Milo, says, “The guy’s a really nice guy and it’s kinda sad to see things like this happen in such a small town. It really brings down the whole community.”Negotiators were able to talk Krueger into coming out of the house about 9 o’clock Monday morning. He’s charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm, among other charges. Krueger’s bail was set at $500 cash, which he made this afternoon. He’s due in court in September.