Buxton Man Allegedly Threatened His Mother Before Standoff
Buxton Police say a local resident allegedly threatened his mother with a BB gun, before an hours long standoff with law enforcement.
The incident started when a woman told police that her son, 44-year-old Andrew Forbis, had allegedly threatened her on two separate occasions. She said they'd argued over his purchase of a video game on Friday, February 14th, and he allegedly threatened to kill her with a 'cane sword.' After the weekend, during which his mother said he drank alcohol non-stop, he allegedly threatened her again on Monday, the 17th. This time he had a BB gun and allegedly told her he could shoot her in the eye and kill her. At that point, the woman left the house at 19 Depot Street and alerted authorities.
Buxton Police went to the residence and asked Forbis to come out, which he agreed to do, at first. Officials say he was intoxicated when they arrived. When he changed his mind, police called in the Maine State Police Tactical and Crisis Negotiation Teams to help resolve the situation. A standoff ensued that lasted approximately 3 1/2 hours, before he agreed to leave the building. Police say Forbis resisted arrest, and sustained some injuries in the process. He was taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment before being transported to the York County Jail in Alfred.
Forbis is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and creating a police standoff.