Police said late Wednesday that they were searching for a man they considered armed and dangerous after a daylong standoff at a home in Sabattus.

Sabattus Police Chief Gary Baillargeon identified the suspect as Scott Albert, 34, of Sabattus. An arrest warrant for Albert charges him with domestic violence assault, domestic violence reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Baillargeon said Albert is armed and the public should not approach him. Sabattus residents were urged to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity, police said.

“We are hoping he does the right thing and turns himself in,” the chief said in an interview Wednesday night.

Sabattus police were called to the home on Kristy Lane at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report of a domestic violence assault, Baillargeon said. The victim, who escaped from the home, told police that Albert assaulted her Tuesday night “and into the morning hours.”

Police are not identifying the victim or her relationship to the suspect, but said she was not hospitalized.

When police arrived at the home, they made several phone calls to Albert, but were unable to contact him. Sabattus police were told that Albert had a handgun and had access to several weapons.

Several media sources described the incident as a standoff, but Baillargeon said police are not certain whether Albert was still inside the home. As a precaution, they called for backup.

“Due to the complexity of the situation, the Maine State Police Tactical Team as well as a Maine State Police crisis negotiator were called to the scene (Wednesday afternoon) to assist,” Baillargeon said in a news release late Wednesday night.

The State Police Tactical Team “breached the home and conducted a complete and thorough search of the residence” around 7:30 p.m., he said in the release. “The suspect, Scott Albert, was not located inside.”

He is described as white, 5-foot-5 and 155 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the Sabattus police at 375-6952.


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