SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A standoff that last more than four hours Saturday came to an end when police said the suspect set fire to his home and died inside.
Authorities identified the man as 58-year-old Charles Scontras. The State Fire Marshal's Office said it found his body in the rubble of his home late Saturday night.
The standoff began just before 2 p.m. Saturday at Scontras's home on Hillview Avenue when Scontras's wife called police to escort her to retrieve some of her belongings at the home.
When police arrived on scene with Scontras's wife, they noticed smoke coming from the building and they called the fire department.
Police said at least one shot was then fired by Scontras inside the home. The state police tactical team was called in to assist, and police set up a perimeter around the home.