Standoff in Turner Ends in Arrest

Updated 3 years ago

A 67-year-old man has been taken into custody after a nearly 14-hour armed standoff in Turner.The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says John Hunnewell was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon when he was apprehended at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.The standoff started just after noon on Monday when police responded to reports of someone being threatened by a man with a shotgun.The suspect went to his home where he barricaded himself inside.State police and the state Warden Service also responded to the scene.After his arrest, Hunnewell was taken to a hospital for a medical condition authorities say was unrelated to the standoff.Police did not immediately say what sparked the incident.


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