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Mainer Accused of Firing Dozens of Shots Due in Court
07/08/2013 10:04 AM ET  

Police say 43-year-old Perrin Oliver sent a woman and child fleeing from his apartment Thursday and then fired about 70 shots during a standoff.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ A Bangor man accused of firing indiscriminately from an apartment window, forcing the city's Fourth of July parade to be rerouted, is due in court.

Police say 43-year-old Perrin Oliver sent a woman and child fleeing from his apartment Thursday and then fired about 70 shots during a standoff before police used tear gas to take him into custody.

No one was hurt in the standoff.

But one person was killed on the rerouted parade route. Police say an antique fire truck crashed into a tractor, killing the tractor's operator in front of horrified parade-goers.

Perrin, who was due to make an initial court appearance Monday in Bangor, is charged with criminal threatening and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.


 

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