Man who had explosive police standoff to sue agencies

DIXMONT, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive plans to sue law enforcement agencies.

The Bangor Daily News reports a claim by Michael Grendell sent Monday to state police and other departments requests $120 million in damages.

The 62-year-old man says authorities didn’t wait for a negotiator trained to handle mental health crises and failed to obtain a proper warrant to use a bomb.

Police were called to Grendell’s home in Dixmont in June after a neighbor said he shot at him. Authorities say officers used an explosive to draw Grendell out of his house and then shot him when he came out with a rifle.

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The Maine attorney general’s office had no comment.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com

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