Seavey Street, Westbrook, Maine, Closed

Less than a week removed from the heartbreaking events at two Lewiston, Maine, businesses on Wednesday night, October 25, a heavy police presence arrived at Seavey Street in Westbrook, Maine, just before 11 a.m. Monday, October 30.

Police proceeded to close the street to the public, remaining present on the street as well as using barricades to prevent traffic on the street, although bystanders could be occasionally standing off to the side.

WGME via Facebook
WGME via Facebook

Also spotted on site were officers from the Portland, Maine, police department.

WGME via Facebook
WGME via Facebook

CBS 13 was first on the scene and broadcast the incident on their Facebook page as a Facebook Live event.

While commenters' immediate concerns were that this was somehow related to the Lewiston tragedy from last Wednesday night, the Westbrook, Maine, Police Department was quick to ease residents' concerns with information on what was happening.

Here is the entirety of what Westbrook PD posted on their Facebook page:

Westbrook Police Officers and Officers from the Cumberland County Emergency Services Unit are presently at 36 Seavey Street attempting to arrest a domestic violence suspect. The situation is contained to that location. Expect a heavy police presence in that area until the situation is resolved. Seavey Street is closed between Main Street and Cottage Street due to the incident, and Oak Street is closed between Seavey Street and Lamb Street.

Another thank you to first responders for not only once again ensuring our safety, but also being quick to inform the public of the incident so as to avoid another situation where fear and panic could easily spread throughout the community.

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