Boothbay Man Has Standoff With Police Using a Bayonet
Wednesday morning (May 15th) 31-year-old Konstantinos Rigas of Boothbay Harbor used a bayonet to threaten a woman and then police upon their arrival resulting in an over two-hour standoff.
The incident occurred 31 Oak Street around 11:15 am.
The unidentified female victim reportedly barricaded herself in a third-floor room and made contact with police while Rigas threatened her with the weapon. She was rescued via a ladder from the local fire department.
Rigas was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset and charged with the following:
- DV criminal threatening w/ dangerous weapon
- DV assault 1 prior
- Assault (on police)
- Refusing to submit to arrest (physical force)
- Creating a Police standoff
- Four counts of Terrorizing
Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt during the incident.
Boothbay Harbor Police Chief, Robert Hasch noted in his press release that the Police Department has a longstanding relationship with Rigas' family and noted recent tragedies they've faced and asked for "courtesy, respect, and support to them in their time of need."
You can see the police report in full, below: