PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Portland faces a number of charges after a standoff shut down part of Cedar Street for several hours Saturday.
Police responded to the area of 19 Cedar Street around 11 AM, where a woman had been shot in the chest. Her name has not been released, and she was taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police originally thought the gun was a rifle, but now believe only pellets were shot from it.
48-year-old Brian Kelley from 19 Cedar St. in Portland was arrested just before 6 PM Saturday and was charged with elevated aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, and creating a police standoff.
A SWAT team was called in and police negotiated with Kelley for several hours Saturday before he was taken into custody. Tear gas was set off six times before Kelley surrendered to police.
People in nearby homes were evacuated, and 200 students inside Portland High School Saturday morning taking SAT's were also evacuated.
Police said late Saturday they do not know the relationship between the woman who was shot and Kelley.