Armed Incident: Person in custody after hours long standoff in Auburn

Residents on Gillander Avenue must still shelter in place
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 5:09 PM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2023 at 10:49 AM EDT
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AUBURN, Maine (WMTW) - Auburn Police say the situation on Gillander Avenue is now over. Authorities say the person is in custody and uninjured.

Some residents on Gillander Avenue were told to shelter in place, while others were told to evacuate for a man believed to be armed inside of a home.

Police tell WMTW News that the suspect fired at a car, but nobody was hurt. The suspect and the person in the car that was targeted appear to have known each other, according to police.

In a statement early Tuesday morning, Auburn Police said communication with the suspect had been established, but add he was “highly uncooperative with law enforcement negotiators”.

It remains unclear how many people were impacted by the evacuation.

Those who live on Park Avenue can return to their homes. Residents of Gillander and Gamage are being asked not to return at this time and updates will be shared as they become possible.