One person in custody after allegedly threatening to kill a Monmouth police officer and creating a standoff that involved multiple local, county and state agencies and closed a major thoroughfare for several hours.

Monmouth Police released few details Wednesday morning, but said one person is in custody after threatening several times to shoot Monmouth Police Officer Richard Alexander. A section of U.S. Route 202 was shut down for about three hours during the incident, which was initially reported at 11 p.m., Tuesday as an aggravated assault.

Neither the name of the person in custody, nor the charges, were immediately available.

Nobody was hurt during the incident, according to police, but the suspect was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center to be evaluated.

The incident would eventually involve Monmouth Fire, Winthrop Police and rescue, as well as sheriff deputies from Kennebec and Androscoggin counties.

The State Police Tactical Team took the person into custody early Wednesday morning.

Police expect to release additional information on the incident later today.

This story will be updated.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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Twitter: @CraigCrosby4

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