Man Accused Of Firing More Than 70 Rounds Near Maine Parade Arrested

BANGOR, Maine (CBS/AP) —A man is in police custody after they say he fired more than 70 rounds of ammunition Thursday morning.

Police in Bangor, Maine,  alerted spectators attending the local 4th of July parade to avoid the downtown area after reports of a “situation developing” with a man with a firearm at an apartment building.

Witnesses reported gunshots were heard.

Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department issued the alert at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday. He said emergency personnel were dealing with a despondent person in an apartment on Park Street. Police surrounded the building.

The parade, which started from Brewer, did get underway. It was being rerouted in Bangor.

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