A Boothbay Harbor man was arrested Wednesday, May 15 after allegedly threatening a woman with a bayonet and then holding police at bay for more than two hours.
Konstantinos Rigas, 31, was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault with one prior, assault on a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest, creating a police standoff, and four counts of terrorizing, according to Boothbay Harbor Police Chief Robert Hasch.
Police went to an Oak Street home at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of possible fighting or arguing. Officers made contact with a woman who had barricaded herself in a third-floor room in an attempt to flee from a man who reportedly had a large bayonet.
A ladder was then obtained from the fire department and the woman was brought to safety, Hasch said.
Rigas then allegedly made multiple threats toward police and others, resulting in a standoff that continued for approximately 2 1/2 hours. At about 1:48 p.m., Rigas exited the home and allegedly confronted officers.
Sgt. Patrick Higgins subdued Rigas, who received a medical evaluation and was then taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.