First Responders, Negotiators Help Tense Situation In Greenbush End Peacefully
A tense situation in Greenbush this morning ended peacefully by the afternoon.
Authorities had part of the Greenfield Road in Greenbush closed down Monday afternoon, after receiving a call that an individual in crisis had entered the woods nearby with a firearm.
The incident began right around 9 AM Monday morning when someone made a call to the local authorities.
According to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office:
"...the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject with a firearm in crisis. Based on information developed during the call appropriate resources [were] directed to the Greenfield Road in Milford. Crisis Negotiators, Special Response Team members, and medical services from Milford and Orono worked together during the critical incident. The individual was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and assessment."
The sheriff's office shut down Greenfield Road as a precaution. Thanks to the excellent teamwork of the different units involved, no one was injured as a result of the situation.
The sheriff's office went on to share the number to the Maine Crisis Hotline, which you can call anytime, at 1-888-568-1112.
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