BANGOR — A man who fired as many as 70 shots in Bangor on the Fourth of July, forcing the holiday parade to be re-rerouted, has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.

Perrin Oliver pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of firearms.

No one was hurt by the gunfire, but the city had to re-route its Fourth of July Parade. A parade participant was run over by a 1930 fire truck after its brakes failed on a hill that was not part of the original parade route.

The four-hour standoff ended when a tactical team used tear gas to take Oliver into custody. Court records indicate he wasn’t supposed to have a gun because of a conviction in 2008 in New York.


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