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Deputies: Phippsburg Man Threatened to Kill Mom, Sister 

A seven-hour standoff ended peacefully after a Phippsburg man allegedly threatened to kill his sister and mother, deputies said.

Deputies with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office responded to 34 Rock Ledge Drive just before 6 p.m. Sunday. Officials said Ruben Foster, 54, threatened to kill the pair with a gun.

Deputies were able to make contact with Foster inside the home. The sister and
mother had escaped, officials said.

A Bath Police Department negotiator remained on the phone with Foster for five
hours until he surrendered around 1 a.m. Monday, deputies said.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this incident in that no one was
hurt,” Sheriff Joel Merry said in a statement. “These situations are very tense
and getting a peaceful resolution is always the goal. The effort of the negotiator was tremendous.”

Foster was arrested on two charges of criminal threatening with a firearm. More
charges are likely, deputies said.

Foster is due in court on Wednesday.