Police say a man was arrested Friday after he fled the scene of a standoff in Buckfield.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, told the Bangor Daily News that Jason Merriam, 36, of Buckfield was arrested just after noon in the woods near the Buckfield-Sumner line.

The standoff began Thursday night after police responded to a Tucker Road home following a report of a domestic violence incident.

Merriam's accused of holding three children inside the home before fleeing the property Friday morning.

He was arrested shortly after police issued an alert saying Merriam should be "considered as a violent individual and may be armed with dangerous weapons."

The children were not hurt in the incident.

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