AUBURN — 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, 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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