Brewer alleged assault leads to police use of taser

Brewer alleged assault leads to police use of taser.

BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Brewer man has been taken into custody after a domestic violence call ended in a lockdown of local schools, police say.

50-year-old, Patrick Morrison, 50, of Brewer has been charged with domestic violence assault and resisting arrest.

Police say they were called to a home on South Main Street around 7:30 a.m.Thursday and found the victim of the assault. Morrison was nowhere to be found. The victim said Morrison had fled the apartment after learning police were en route. The victim also had told officers that her handgun had disappeared.

Morrison was spotted in a wooded area nearby, behind some trees overlooking the backyard of the property. Morrison wouldn't respond to police commands to surrender.

Local schools were put on lockdown as a precaution. The area around Abbott Street in Brewer was shut down.

Morrison was tasered as he attempted to enter a wooded area after being told multiple times by Brewer officers to surrender.

After Morrison's arrest, and a search of the residence, the gun was discovered in a place different from normal, according to Brewer PD. Besides moving the firearm, police believe Morrison also must have recently loaded it.

After being tased for safety, Morrison was arrested without further incident. 

 

 

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