DURHAM — Police peacefully resolved a standoff at a Soper Road house Wednesday night after neighbors reported hearing gunshots.

Officers from several agencies raced to the house, near Route 125, when gunfire was reported at about 6 p.m.

Know what’s happening, when it’s happening

About an hour later, more shots were reported as police attempted to communicate with the man inside the home.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department was handling the situation, with assistance from Maine State Police and Lisbon and Auburn police.

The area was blocked to traffic as police continued their attempts to negotiate with the man inside.


The man inside the house had reportedly made comments indicating he might harm himself. Sources said they thought the man was alone.

Law enforcement officers decided to not charge or arrest him, according to WGME.

A state police troop told WGME they are helping the man get a mental health evaluation.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: