LINCOLN, Maine — A 17-year-old local boy was in protective custody at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln late Monday after police disarmed him at his Lee Road home and took him into custody, Police Chief William Flagg said.
Officers responded shortly after 3 p.m. Monday to a 911 call about a domestic violence issue at the house, according to Flagg. He said the boy, whom he declined to identify, had stormed off into the woods carrying a shotgun after an apparent argument or other disturbance at the home.
The boy returned to the house shortly thereafter. Police told him to drop the weapon and ordered him to the ground immediately. The teen complied, Flagg said, and officers grabbed the weapon and placed him under arrest. No one was injured.
The teen was distraught and was taken to the hospital for observation.
Police are considering charging him with domestic violence charges, Flagg said. Their investigation is continuing.