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ENFIELD, Maine — Maine State Police got a call Wednesday morning from a woman hiding in her house from a man she lives with who reportedly threatened to shoot her, but after an investigation police determined no crime occurred, Trooper Thomas Fiske said.
“There was a comment made that the potential use of a gun might come into play in the future,” the trooper said.
The 61-year-old woman called police at around 8:30 a.m. saying she and a 60-year-old man got into an argument and that he had threatened her.
State police, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a game warden responded to the scene in force and cordoned off the area around the residence on Holiday Lane, which is near Morgan Beach. The residence where the couple lives is a rental unit above a garage.
“She was in a separate part of the house making the phone call unbeknownst to him,” Fiske said. After arriving, “we were able to get her out of the house” and then contacted the man, who was cooperative.
The names of those involved were not released, the trooper said.
“Based upon what they both told us, there wasn’t an actual crime committed,” Fiske said. “We separated the two.”
Police then left the scene without charging anyone.
“It was one of those things you have to take very seriously until you learn otherwise,” the trooper said.