Standoff between police, armed man ends peacefully

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Standoff between police, armed man ends peacefully

Police on Friday morning arrested a Brunswick man who had held police at bay for much of the night using a high-power rifle.

Police arrested Matthew Senecal, 39, of 31 Emerald Lane and charged him with domestic violence, reckless conduct and domestic violence terrorizing, said Brunswick Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan.

During a domestic dispute late Thursday night, Senecal fired a gun while he was in his garage, Hagan said. The bullet entered a bedroom above the garage, but nobody was in the room at the time, he said.

Before police arrived, Senecal’s wife and two young children fled the home and ran to a neighbor’s house, Hagan said.

The standoff began after midnight and was resolved at 5:37 a.m., when Senecal surrendered peacefully. Hagan said police negotiators had called Senecal on his cellphone and asked him to come out of the house.

Collinsbrook Road and Emerald Lane were closed to traffic during the standoff. Police used reverse 911 to alert residents within a half-mile of the standoff and ask them to stay away from their windows.


Suspect in motel rape, death pleads not guilty to murder

A Portland man who is charged with raping and killing a woman at the Sunrise Motel in Saco last fall pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Friday.

Lebon Bruno entered the plea in York County Superior Court.

Bruno, 39, was arrested in Lewiston on Nov. 17, two weeks after the housekeeping staff at the

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