Channel3 NOW is currently broadcasting live from Waterville. We are positioned at the intersection of Second Street and 7th Avenue. If you’re tuning in, be aware that there is an ongoing police situation at this location.
Authorities inform us that there is currently a standoff underway in Waterville. The initial incident involved shots being fired on 23rd Street between Second and Third, which occurred earlier today in the city.
Law enforcement states that the ongoing standoff is connected to the earlier shots fired incident. Multiple police agencies, including Watervalit, Colony, Menans, and Green Island, are present at the scene.
Numerous individuals, equipped with armored vests, have been observed, likely involved in an earlier approach.
As police make preparations to enter the scene, it appears tense. A man was seen standing outside a few seconds ago, surrendering with his arms raised over his head, and he was promptly taken into custody.
Another individual was apprehended approximately 30 minutes ago and was driven away in a Waterville police car.
We are currently collecting information at the scene. Sources indicate that this situation is linked to a firearm found in a vehicle, and authorities were searching for a suspect in the residence on 7th Avenue.
There is a significant police presence in the area. Stay tuned for our live broadcast on Channel3 for the most up-to-date information as we receive further details.