A Portland man who exchanged gunfire with Bangor police and held two people hostage during a seven-hour standoff Sunday later surrendered, police said.

Nicholas Condon, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a firearm, burglary and terrorizing, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said in a news release Sunday night.

Condon was being held at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor on $50,060 cash bail.

Jail officials said he listed his home address as 55 Malilly Road in Portland. Malilly Road is located off Washington Avenue.

They were unable to provide a mugshot of Condon because they said he refused to have his photograph taken. He was placed in his cell under suicide watch late Sunday.

Police said they were called to a home at 831 Union St. around 8 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a family feud.

When they arrived, Condon allegedly opened fire on the officers. The officers returned fire before retreating to take cover. No one was injured during the shootout.

Police were then told that the woman who called them about the fight and another man were being held hostage by Condon. Police evacuated the neighborhood.

Police sent a crisis negotiator and a special response team to the home. After an unspecified period of time, Condon released the hostages, who were unharmed. Negotiations between police and Condon continued throughout the afternoon.

Police got several canisters of tear gas inside the home, and about 3:15 p.m., Condon came out without any weapons and with his hands raised.

Cotton said the Bangor Police Department Criminal Investigation Division will continue to look into the circumstances that triggered the standoff and will review the case with the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office. Condon could face additional criminal charges.

Brian MacMaster, director of investigations for the Maine Attorney General’s Office, said Sunday night that a team from his office was sent to Bangor to investigate the use of force – as required by law – by Bangor police.

“We investigate use of force, regardless of the outcome,” MacMaster said.

Once his office completes its investigation, MacMaster will present his findings to Attorney General Janet Mills. A public report will also be issued.

MacMaster, who did a background check on Condon, said it does not appear that he has a criminal record in Maine.

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