BANGOR – Court documents indicate a Portland man who caused a standoff in Bangor bought a blowtorch before going to his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Officers who arrived at the scene Sunday morning were shot at and returned fire. Two hostages were eventually released, and 27-year-old Nicholas Condon gave up after police fired tear gas into the home.

Officials said Condon picked up several items beforehand with the intent of terrorizing his ex-girlfriend. Those items included duct tape and a blowtorch kit. He also had a shotgun.

Condon remained Tuesday in the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, where he’s being held on $100,000 bail.

District Attorney Christopher Almy said the high bail is warranted because the incident was premeditated. Court records indicate Condon terrorized the couple with a shotgun; the blowtorch wasn’t used.