Several confrontations ensued Wednesday after Justin DiPietro, the father of missing baby Ayla Reynolds, appeared in a Portland, Maine courtroom on charges unrelated to her disappearance.
HLN affiliate WMTW reports that the girl’s mother Trista Reynolds, among others, shouted questions at DiPietro outside the courthouse.
DiPietro did not respond to anyone following him while he attempted to escape from the group by going to a nearby police station.
There was also apparently tension between Trista and Justin's mother Phoebe DiPietro, as they accused one another about the whereabouts of the missing girl.
According to WMTV, the Reynolds family was thrown out of court earlier in the day when words were exchanged between Phoebe DiPietro and Trista's father Ron Reynolds.
DiPietro was living with his mother in her Waterville home when Ayla went missing on December 17, 2011. Police have previously reported that Justin, his sister Elisha and his girlfriend Courtney Roberts were the only adults in the home at that time.
Authorities believe there was foul play and that the adults who were home that night haven't told everything they know, CNN reports.
Trista has reportedly become frustrated that the case remains unsolved. The Maine mother is now revealing evidence, never before publicly shared, that she says police disclosed to her about a year after Ayla vanished at 20 months of age.