UPDATED: Portland Police arrest suspect sought in Portland motel room

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PORTLAND — Vincent Teruel, who Maine State Police tried to arrest Monday afternoon at the Motel 6 at 1 Riverside St., was arrested Tuesday near 1410 Congress St.

Portland Police announced the arrest around 2:35 p.m. on their Twitter account, saying it came after a short chase on foot.

Teruel, 40, of Hollis, was sought on a charge of domestic violence assault, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said.

Teruel was tracked to the motel Monday, but was not in the room when police entered it. McCausland said police suspected Teruel was armed, and as a precaution, evacuated rooms on the third and fourth floors of the motel.

The weapon police suspected Teruel had was found at another location, and more than three dozen guests were allowed to return to their rooms after Teruel’s room was found empty, McCausland said.

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