A 35-year-old man was taken into police custody early Sunday in Brunswick after a six-hour standoff in which he threatened to kill himself with a gun.

Brunswick police said the incident started about 8:22 p.m. Saturday, when Lewiston police notified agencies in the area to look for a white 2014 BMW whose driver had threatened to kill himself after a disturbance in Lewiston.

Police did not release his name, but said no one was injured in the incident.

The car was seen by Topsham police and officers from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, who pursued it to 383 Mere Point Road in Brunswick, where the man fled into a house.

The Brunswick Police Department’s Special Response Team was called in and the road was closed to traffic between Simpsons Point and Rossmore roads.

The man refused to leave the home and threatened to kill himself if police entered. Police said there were at least two other guns in the house.

At 2:16 a.m. Sunday, the man was taken into custody and brought to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation.

Brunswick police said he will face unspecified charges when he is released. He may also face charges in Lisbon and Topsham.

The Cumberland County Emergency Services Unit and the Freeport police canine unit also helped at the scene.

Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

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