Man arrested after early morning standoff near Lake Auburn

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, at 8:38 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 19, 2012, at 12:40 p.m.

AUBURN, Maine — A police standoff involving an Auburn man with a gun was resolved without injury Friday morning on North Auburn Road.

Dylan Brockway, 23, of 385 North Auburn Road, was arrested on two counts of criminal threatening with a firearm, according to Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell.

Police took Brockway into custody at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Brockway fired two shots in the air and one toward police, but police did not return fire, Crowell said.

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Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said a Maine State Police tactical team was at the scene.

“It involves a young man having a very bad night,” McCausland said.

McCausland said the incident began at approximately 1 a.m. Auburn police went to the scene and attempted to negotiate with the man. They were joined a couple of hours later by members of the tactical team.

Brockway lived in the home with his grandmother. She was not in the house during the standoff, Crowell said.

During the standoff, police blocked off sections of nearby roads, including Hersey Hill Road. WGME reported that North Auburn Road was shut down from Lakeshore Drive to West Auburn Road.

Early reports were that the man was seen holding a gun and talking to a woman as the first officers arrived.

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