2-week-old infant was uninjured in Waldo’s armed standoff


State police said a two-week-old baby was not injured while inside a Waldo house which was the scene of an armed standoff on Sunday evening.

State Police received a report of a domestic violence incident around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss. Police intervened at a house on East Waldo Road in Waldo, where a victim and her three-year-old child had fled to a neighbor’s house.

As the soldiers investigated the incident, shots were fired at them from inside the residence, which contained Kote Aldus, 30, and the victim’s two-week-old baby.

While police waited for reinforcements to arrive, Tactical Team Soldier Tyler Harrington fired back. A standoff ensued that lasted another three hours before Aldus was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Authorities say he was taken to a Belfast hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The baby was not injured.

Police said more charges could be laid after consulting with the district attorney’s office. The incident is still under investigation by the attorney general’s office, standard procedure for any shootings involving police.

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