Saco police arrested a local man Thursday afternoon in connection with reports of gunshots fired on Milliken Mills Road.

James Townsend, 61, of Saco, was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, discharging a firearm near a dwelling, and violating his conditions of probation, according to a release issued by police Chief Jack Clements.

Following an investigation, police identified Townsend as the suspect and they obtained a search warrant for Townsend’s home at 139 Milliken Mills Road. They were assisted by the Southern Maine Special Response Team and the Cumberland County Emergency Services Unit.

Around 1:30 p.m., police entered the home and took Townsend into custody without incident. Townsend was transported to the York County Jail where his bail was set at $10,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 21.

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