Lunt Road in Brunswick was closed to traffic earlier Monday afternoon after an elderly man was firing a gun in a home while his wife was barricaded inside a room. The man, who suffers from dementia, was eventually taken into protective custody and no one was injured. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

Lunt Road in Brunswick was closed to traffic earlier Monday afternoon after an elderly man was firing a gun in a home while his wife was barricaded inside a room. The man, who suffers from dementia, was eventually taken into protective custody and no one was injured. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police say no one was hurt after a man suffering from dementia was shooting a gun in a home on Lunt Road Monday afternoon.

Police got a 911 call at 1:44 p.m. from a woman trapped in a room in her home on Lunt Road while her husband was shooting a gun in the house, “and destroying the inside with a baseball bat,” a press release reports.

The Brunswick police and fire departments responded along with Freeport Police Department and closed off Lunt Road.

A communications officer maintained contact with the wife inside the home while officers setup a perimeter around the home and the department’s Special Response Team was called out.

Brunswick Police Cmdr. Mark Waltz said Detective Rich Cutliffe used a microphone and continued to try to coax the man out of the home. While it was unclear if he could hear Cutliffe, he came out of the home on his own at approximately 2:35 p.m., just before the Special Response Team was about to enter. 

Officers were able to take him into protective custody and he was transported to Mid Coast Hospital. No one was harmed during the incident.

Waltz said there were multiple weapons in the house, ranging from hand guns to rifles, which doesn’t mean they were all fired. Detectives were on scene Monday afternoon still processing the scene. Police have taken the weapons for safe keeping.

It is still unknown what caused the man to begin firing a gun, but Waltz said it doesn’t appear to be criminal and is likely a product of the dementia.

The incident remains under investigation.

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