A Farmington standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon after a suicidal man agreed to meet with police and a mental health counselor.

Around noon, Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck said, a third party called the police and reported a suicidal man with a rifle was at a Clover Mill Road home.

Peck said the state police tactical team was called to the home because of the report of a rifle and Peck was able to speak on the phone with the 23-year-old man, whose name is not being released.

The chief said that around 3 p.m., the standoff ended when the man agreed to meet with him and a mental health counselor.

“Fortunately, I was able to talk to the gentleman by cellphone and it ended peacefully,” Peck said.

Along with town and state police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Wilton Police Department and the Maine Warden Service assisted at the scene.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

[email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. 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.