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.