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Man involved in 6-hour Bangor standoff pleads guilty

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The man accused of taking hostages and causing a six-hour standoff with police in Bangor has entered a guilty plea Thursday morning. 

Nicholas Condon pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, as well as one count each of burglary and reckless conduct with a firearm.

According to authorities, Condon held two people captive, his ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend, threatening them with a shotgun and a blowtorch, and even firing shots at police back in February. Police said he eventually released the hostages and surrendered after police used tear gas to draw him out. 

In court on Thursday, Condon said it was never his intention to hurt the victims, but rather to commit suicide by police. "I cannot imagine the fear and terror you went through because of what I did. I know it might not help, but please know I was only going to hurt myself that day, never you. I will always regret my actions. Please know that I am sorry.

Deputy District Attorney, Michael Roberts, said he is satisfied with the sentence. "There's some people who will spend a long time recovering from this, the victims and Mr. Condon's life has been obviously substantially impacted. It's hard to sayI'm happy about it, given the impact on these people," he said.

Along with the 12 year prison sentence, Condon will have six years of probation and cannot have contact with the victims.


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