Brunswick man taken into custody after standoff

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BRUNSWICK — Andrew Akladiss, 35, of Mere Point Road, was taken into protective custody early Sunday morning, June 12, following a car chase from Lisbon and an armed standoff at his Mere Point home.

The chase started at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, after the Lewiston Police Department notified area agencies to look out for a white 2014 BMW, whose driver had allegedly been involved in a disturbance and threatened to kill himself with a firearm. Topsham police and the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the vehicle soon after and pursued it, according to a police press release.

Akladiss led police to Mere Point Road, where he fled into his home and threatened to kill himself if police entered the residence. Officers learned there were two firearms inside the house. The Brunswick Police Department’s Special Response Team, Cumberland County Emergency Services Unit, and Freeport Police Department’s K-9 Unit assisted on scene.

Akladiss was taken into custody at 2:16 a.m., and taken to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation, according to the press release. Police found an AR-15 rifle and shotgun inside the house.

Brunswick police later charged Akladiss with the civil offense of creating a police standoff, the Bangor Daily News reported Monday. He also faces charges from other area police departments.