Updated: Standoff ends, suspect in custody

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Multiple agencies including the Maine State Police Tactical Team responded to an incident in Temple on Sunday. (Photo by Wayne Adams)

Updated July 19, 10:15 a.m.

FARMINGTON – According to a representative from the Farmington Police Department, a standoff that began on the Temple Road on Sunday morning has ended. The individual who reportedly had a firearm and made threats to officers is in custody and Route 43 has reopened.

This story will be updated.

Updated July 18, 10:00 p.m.

FARMINGTON – According to a press release from Farmington Police Department Chief Kenneth Charles, officers responded to a request for assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 18.

Officers reportedly attempted to make contact with the individual at a house on the Temple Road as part of an investigation, at which point the subject allegedly brandished a firearm and made threats toward the officers.

No other information is available at this time.

Route 43 remains closed.


FARMINGTON – Route 43 has been closed to traffic in an apparent standoff reportedly occurring at this hour at a residence.

The Maine State Police Tactical Team has been confirmed by spokeswoman Shannon Moss to be on the scene at a residence as well as officers from the Farmington Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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