Suspect In Police Custody After Alleged Bomb Scare at Presque Isle Walmart

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 6:26 PM EST
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Update: A suspect is in Police Custody...

Subsequent to an investigation, a search warrant was issued on the residence of Gregory Upshaw. Mr. Upshaw is a Presque Isle resident.

Mr. Upshaw was taken into custody without resistance and was transported to the Presque Isle Police Department. Mr. Upshaw was charged with Aggravated Reckless conduct, Aggravated False public alarm, Terrorizing and creating a police standoff. Bail was set at $5000 cash. Mr. Upshaw was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

The Presque Isle Police Department would like to take this moment and thank its law enforcement partners and colleagues who assisted us with this incident. Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service, Aroostook Sheriff’s Office, Maine Forestry Service, Maine Fire Marshals Office and Border Patrol. We would also like to thank all the Walmart employees and customers for their assistance and patience.

After a cursory and secondary search lasting numerous hours by the (MSP) Bomb Team, no explosive device was located. Walmart will be open for business as usual on Monday morning.

Originally, the Walmart store in Presque Isle was evacuated and put on lockdown late Sunday afternoon after reports a bomb threat were circulated. The Presque Isle Police Department reports at 4 PM, the Houlton RCC received a 911 call reporting a bomb threat at the Presque Isle Walmart. PIPD contacted the Walmart store to inform them of the threat and immediately started evacuations of all store customers and employees. Maine Department of Public Safety, Public Information Officer Shannon Moss, confirmed the Maine State Police are assisting the PIPD and are sending one of their bomb team members. The bomb team were contacted and immediately dispatched en route to that location. The police department added all surrounding businesses were evacuated. In a formal statement, PIPD says there is no known threat to the public at this time since Walmart and all surrounding businesses have been evacuated. They concluded the statement by saying to preserve the integrity of the investigation they’re going to decline to provide any further details at this time...Newssource 8 is continuing to follow this story...