05/15/2006

Smoke bomb ends 6-hour Maine standoff

BETTY JESPERSEN Blethen Maine News Service
 
FARMINGTON

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An unemployed bouncer was arrested Friday after a standoff with police that ended when officers tossed a smoke bomb into the apartment where he was holed up, then went in after him. Police said Matthew Mclarnon of Farmington, distraught about being jilted by a former girlfriend, entered her Church Street apartment, then barricaded himself and her inside, threatening to hurt himself with a knife.

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