MEXICO — A section of Route 2 was shut down Friday night as police searched for a man said to have taken refuge in a home near the Peru bridge.

Police from several agencies were at the scene at about 8:30 p.m. as the standoff continued. Firefighters from Mexico and Dixfield were called to help close the road.

Early reports were that the suspect fled into a house after police attempted to stop the car he was riding in before 8 p.m.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the suspect was reported in custody and the standoff was over.

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