Lewiston: Police stage at Motel 6 after shot fired


LEWISTON — Lewiston Police and the Maine State Police tactical team converged on the Motel 6 on Pleasant Street in Lewiston on Sunday after LPD was initially called to a well-being check, according to spokesman David St. Pierre.

“Once there, officers heard at least one gunshot,” St. Pierre said. “We were unable to make contact with the occupant of the room at that time.”

Lewiston police called in its detectives, who are working on obtaining a search warrant for the property, St. Pierre said. The Maine State Police tactical team has been called in as backup.

Pleasant Street between Lisbon Street and Alfred Plourde Parkway remains closed, and area businesses have been notified, St. Pierre said


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Pleasant Street at Slfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston is blocked off as police officers mill around the Motel 6 in the background Sunday in Lewiston