Maine Police Settle a Standoff with an Armed Man Peacefully
A standoff with an armed man in Medway on Friday was resolved peacefully, with no injuries.
When Did the Standoff Start?
East Millinocket Police began receiving 911 calls just before midnight on Thursday of gunshots in the area of Medway and Horseshoe Roads in Medway. Responding officers witnessed a man walk out of a house, fire a rifle several times, and then retreat back into the residence. The officers began securing the area even as they tried to establish communication with the man. When they were unsuccessful, East Millinocket Police called for assistance from the Maine State Police Crisis Negotiation and Tactical Teams.
A portion of Medway Road was shut down while the standoff continued. Several area businesses shut down until the incident was resolved and schools closed because of transportation concerns, given the location of the perimeter. Police say that at no time were any children in danger.
How Was It Resolved?
It was shortly after 1:00 Friday afternoon when members of the State Police Tactical Team were able to take a 36-year-old Medway man out of the residence. The man was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Police have not released the man's identity or given any details about what prompted the incident.
East Millinocket Police were assisted by members of the Maine State Police, East Millinocket Fire Department, Medway Fire Department, and the Penobscot Regional Communications Center.