MAINE — Police in the city of Waterville were responding to an active shooting incident Tuesday evening. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.
The Waterville police department posted the following information on their Facebook page:
We are dealing with an incident in the area of College Avenue and Highwood Street involving a subject actively discharging a firearm. We have the area contained, but are asking people to avoid the area. We have Waterville, Oakland, Fairfield, Maine State Police and others working to bring this incident to a successful resolution.
There will be a media staging area at the Waterville Police Department and we would ask that media seeking footage of the event not attempt to pass the outer perimeter roadblock at College Avenue and Hazelwood Street.
Media inquiries should not be addressed to the emergency dispatchers as they are very busy. Chief Massey will arrange a briefing as soon as possible.
Good afternoon Waterville,We are dealing with an incident in the area of College Avenue and Highwood Street involving…
A Dairy Queen in the area says they are closed for the rest of the day.
Due to an unknown incident going on in close proximity to our store, we will be closed for the remainder of the night. Please visit us at our KMD location!
No further details were available.