(WABI) – State Police and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on that road around noon.
Authorities say they weren’t sure what they were going to find inside the home so they closed off a portion of the road to be safe.
Police say that once they got inside the home they discovered that a man had killed himself.
Troopers believe it was a single gunshot wound and don’t believe anyone else was involved.
Route 178 has since reopened.