AUGUSTA — A Maine lawmaker accused of pointing a loaded gun at a man outside a Dunkin’ Donuts has been transferred to psychiatric hospital.

Kennebec County Sheriff Randy Liberty says Rep. Frederick Ladd Wintle of Garland was examined at the jail on Monday. He says that as a result of the examination Wintle was transferred to a psychiatric facility in southern Maine.

Wintle was arrested last weekend and his bail was set at $3,500. Bail conditions forbid him from returning to the State House without express permission from House Speaker Robert Nutting.

The mental health assessment was initiated by law enforcement officials. Wintle’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.