Man arrested after standoff near Lake Auburn

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

Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

Members of the Maine State Police and Auburn police pack their gear at the corner of North Auburn and Holbrook roads after a standoff that started around 1 a.m. involving Dylan Brockway, 23, who lives at 385 North Auburn Road. Auburn police Chief Phil Crowell said Brockway was taken safely into custody at around 7:30 a.m.

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

Police took Brockway into custody at about 7:30 a.m. He remained at the Androscoggin County Jail Friday night.

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

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

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

He said the incident began at about 1 a.m. Auburn police tried to negotiate with the man at the scene. They were joined a couple of hours later by members of the tactical team.

Brockway lived in the house with his grandmother. Police were able to remove her from the home during the standoff, Crowell said.

Police blocked off sections of nearby roads, including Hersey Hill Road. WGME reported that North Auburn Road was shut down from Lake Shore 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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Sharon Harrington's picture

Should be charged with terrorizing his grandmother and neighbors

So sad that this young man has to resort to this kind of behavior to make some kind of a point. No one knows what has been going on behind closed doors. The grandmother is a victim in this as well --Unconditional love yes--but don't let him back to the house Grammy --he needs to make it own his own. It's a tough world out there.


well he's lucky to be alive

well he's lucky to be alive today...fired 2 shots in the air an one towards the officers they used TEAR GAS to get him out of the house ummmmm...i'm glad he didn't have a knife.....the stand-off in rumford didn't quite end that way!! RIP SCOTT..

RONALD RIML's picture


For a job well done.


This is how stand-offs or possible stand-offs should happen. The Town of Rumford should take lessons.


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