Man in custody following standoff with police in South Portland | News

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Man in custody following standoff with police in South Portland
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man who barricaded himself in a bus in the Target parking lot in South Portland Monday has surrendered peacefully to police.

Police have charged 29-year-old Corbin Pratt of Oakland, California, with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Negotiators were on the scene for three hours Monday night. The bus was apparently Pratt's home, which he refused to leave. Police say they were called to the scene around 5:45 p.m. Police said they found an old school bus, painted, with some windows boarded up. Target Stores wanted the bus removed.

"He decided to come out. We're going to be summonsing him for criminal trespass. There are some other offenses we may run by the DAs office but we will do that tomorrow. And we're making arrangements for him to have a place to stay tonight," South Portland Police Chief Ed Googins said.

Initially, police said he was armed. They had received reports of weapons on the bus, and observed Pratt make motions like he was reaching for a gun.

They later determined he did not have a gun on the bus.

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