A dispute between two neighbors led to a nearly nine-hour standoff in Berwick that started late Monday afternoon.

Berwick Police were called to a home on Fox Ridge Drive around 5:30 p.m. when the resident said neighbor Kevin Cutler punctured the tire of his motorcycle with a knife. After a fight, Cutler went back to his house and fired a shot with a handgun, according to Capt. Jerry Locke.

Cutler refused to speak with police for several hours until the Maine State Police Tact Team arrived.

Police during a standoff on Fox Ridge Drive in Berwick 5/23/22
Police during a standoff on Fox Ridge Drive in Berwick 5/23/22 (Robert Nettles)
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"The tact team convinced Cutler to come out of the house by using the PA system," at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, Locke said in a statement.

Cutler was charged with terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and creating a police standoff. He is being held at the York County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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