Two people were arrested Thursday afternoon in Lincoln on gun, drug and burglary charges after police shut down a portion of Transalpine Road for several hours.
Kassan Erico Germain, 31 of Dorchester Center, Massachusetts, and Amani D. Perkins, 23 of Boston, Massachusetts, were arrested after they allegedly entered a home on Transalpine Road. The pair were charged with burglary, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, aggravated drug trafficking, criminal mischief and criminal threatening.
Police responded to the home after a call came in at 12:40 p.m. that the homeowner was allegedly being threatened by the two men with guns and that they had drugs with them, Lincoln police Chief J.D. Sparks said.
Police were able to contact the homeowner, who wasn’t home at the time, but told police he could see the men inside his home through a camera he had set up inside, Sparks said.
Responding officers set up a perimeter around the home and shut down a portion of the road, rerouting school buses that were bringing children home from school and putting the Penobscot Valley Hospital, located on the same road, on alert, he said.
Police reached out to the pair inside the home and asked them to come out peacefully. The two men stayed inside the home, surrounded by police for nearly three hours.
Just before 3:30 p.m., Germain and Perkins exited the home and surrendered to police as the responding officers were waiting for the Maine State Police Tactical Team to arrive, ending the tense situation, Sparks said.
Once they had the men in custody, Sparks said the homeowner allowed police to search the home. Police uncovered one gun along with cocaine and fentanyl, he said.
Germain and Perkins were transported to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor to be held on their numerous charges.