There was an armed standoff last night at the Morning Star Motel in Lewiston last night. The police had blocked off a section of Lisbon Road near the motel and surrounded the building with guns drawn. Lewiston police were joined by the Maine State Police Tactical Team to assist in the operation.The standoff came to a turning point around midnight when police ordered bystanders away from the scene and began to evacuate the motel. Shortly after, the suspect gave himself up and was arrested.

The suspect, Jeff Sewell, 43, of Lewiston, was arrested and has been charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and causing a police standoff, that lasted close to six hours.