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A man and woman have apparently been taken into police custody in Livermore Falls after and possibly linked to a reported drive-by shooting attempt in Jay on Thursday, the Lewiston Sun Journal reports.

The two were caught and handcuffed in Livermore Falls near Cumberland Farms on Main Street at about 4 p.m., witnesses said. They were later seen handcuffed and sitting on a curb in front of Western Auto at 41 Main St., as police swarmed around them.

Witnesses reported that three shots had been fired on Otis Street in Jay in an apparent drive-by shooting. Jay police Chief Richard E. Caton IV said later Thursday that no one had been struck by gunfire and no one was hurt. Video shot at the scene showed nearly a dozen police cruisers at the scene, most of them Maine State Police vehicles. Part of the road was shut down to traffic and tied off with crime scene tape.

Police had been searching for the occupants of a red pickup truck before the couple was found and detained in Livermore Falls. Their identities were not available, the Sun Journal reports.