Caribou Man Allegedly Used a Gun to Terrorize a Tribal Gathering
Caribou Police have arrested a man who allegedly used firearms to threaten others during a Tribal event.
It was just after 9:00 Saturday night when police began receiving multiple 911 calls about a man who was terrorizing others with a gun. Officers responded to the Doyle Road in Caribou, where the local MicMac community was hosting its annual Mawiomi of Tribes. There, they found 32-year-old Nikolas Martin-Sackett walking around with a stun-gun flashlight. Officers Gerard LeMoine and Aaron Marquis ordered him to drop the stun-gun flashlight but, instead, Martin-Sackett bent down and came back up with an AR-15 rifle. The officers took protective cover and Martin-Sackett ran off into the woods.
Police evacuated the area and called for additional assistance, which was provided by: the Maine State Police; Aroostook County Sheriff's Office; Presque Police; Caribou Fire and Ambulance; and the Maine State Police Tactical Team. The Doyle Road was closed to all non-law enforcement traffic for multiple hours while police tried to convince Martin-Sackett to surrender. He didn't respond, at first, but eventually gave himself up to police. Martin-Sackett was arrested and taken to the Caribou Police Station, while his weapons were recovered. Officials say he had multiple weapons, ammunition, a ballistic vest, and a security vest.
Nikolas Martin-Sackett is charged with: criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; terrorizing; reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon; and creating a police standoff. His bail was set at $10,000 cash or $25,000 surety. He's currently being held at the Aroostook County Jail and is scheduled to be in court in October.