Scarborough man faces charges after standoff

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SCARBOROUGH — A man who allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend in the kneecaps if she called police was arrested April 15 after a standoff that lasted for nearly three hours at the couple’s home on Manson Libby Road.

Joshua Knowles, 28, was charged with elevated aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence assault, aggravated reckless conduct and creating a police standoff, according to the Scarborough Police Department’s Facebook page.

Police said a third party notified them around 12:30 p.m. concerning a possible domestic violence incident.

The victim, a 26-year-old woman, escaped when police arrived. She was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where she received treatment for minor injuries.

Knowles, however, remained inside the home and refused to leave. Scarborough police brought in the Southern Maine Regional SWAT team, which is composed of officers from Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

Knowles finally left the residence at 3:15 p.m. and was taken into custody without incident about six minutes later.

— Portland Press Herald

Joshua Knowles