State police and Kennebec County sheriffs were called to the Barton Road in Windsor last night (Jan. 9) when relatives of Wayne Bland said he was suicidal after taking a number of pills.

State Police spokesperson Steve McCausland says negotiators talked to Bland on the phone throughout the 5 hour standoff, trying to get him to surrender.

Bland shot himself in the face, and then was taken into custody when he came out of the house. He is currently being treated at MaineGeneral in Augusta.

[Source: WMTW, WCSH]