TOPSHAM

Topsham police were called to Goldeneye Drive in Bay Park Monday at 5 p.m. after receiving a report that a man shot himself in the head with a staple gun before his adult daughter intervened.

Topsham Police Chief Chris Lewis said the man then walked outside with a kitchen knife and continued to threaten to harm himself when officers arrived.

The man eventually dropped the knife and was transported by Topsham EMS to Maine Medical Center in Portland to be treated for head wounds. A Topsham officer rode with him in the ambulance.

Lewis said the man was under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, but he had no details about the investigation. He believes after treatment, the man was arrested and processed at the Federal courthouse in Portland.

Topsham had three officers on scene and were assisted by other agencies. Brunswick Police Department and the Sagadahoc and Cumberland county sheriff ’s departments “heard the call and without hesitation responded to help,” Lewis said.

The entire incident lasted approximately one hour.

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