A police stand off in Bangor has caused officials to reroute the 4th of July Parade.

Bangor Police are able to tell us there is a stand off in the area of Park Street and shots have been fired and are still being fired.

Police say they're dealing with a despondent man at 47 Park Street and they are asking 4th of July Parade watchers to stay out of the immediate area and respect their boundaries.

We're following the developments on this breaking and fluid story.