An overnight police standoff in Buxton ended peacefully Friday morning when a distraught man with a loaded gun surrendered after speaking to a crisis negotiator.

Police were called around 9:47 p.m. for a disturbance at 45 Green Ridge Road, where 29-year-old Jonathan Mckeever lives with his parents and was reportedly intoxicated and out of control, according to Buxton Police Chief Michael Grovo.

“The first police unit to arrive was faced with this male making suicidal and homicidal threats with a loaded handgun in the house. The officer retreated with the parents to safety along with requesting assistance for additional help,” Grovo said in a written statement.

Police from several agencies arrived to help, with a SWAT-style team from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office among them. Authorities closed the road, just off Route 22, and asked neighbors to remain in their homes until the crisis was resolved.

A crisis negotiator from the sheriff’s office made contact with Mckeever inside the house and successfully got him to surrender after about three hours, Grovo said.

Mckeever was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. He will be charged with a civil violation of creating a police standoff.

Buxton police will forward the details of their investigation to the York County District Attorney’s Office for further review of whether to bring other charges.

Friday was Grovo’s last day as chief before retiring and said by phone in the afternoon that he was thankful that his final day on the job ended peacefully.

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