BREWER, Maine — A local man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening a family member with a firearm, according to a statement from Brewer police.

Matthew Gormley, 28, is accused of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, according to the statement.

The series of events began around 10 a.m. when police received a call from a Gettysburg Avenue address stating that Gormley had threatened somebody with a firearm.

While en route, officers learned that Gormley had left the residence and had left the firearm behind, and he was spotted by an off-duty officer, who trailed Gormley and noted his locations to responding officers.

Gormley was detained by the school resource officer at the Brewer Community School after arriving there to drop his child off. He was arrested once responding officers arrived.

The weapon in question was recovered at the complainant’s residence. Gormley was brought to the Penobscot County Jail after his arrest.

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