A Buxton man was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after allegedly firing several rounds from a firearm in Portland and then crossing the Casco Bay Bridge into South Portland.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, police received a 911 call reporting reckless conduct with a firearm.
It was reported that a male suspect fired several rounds from a firearm in the area of 262 Commercial St. in Portland, and then proceeded to drive across the Casco Bay Bridge into South Portland.
South Portland Police detectives investigating a separate incident identified the vehicle as it drove west on Broadway St.
When the vehicle turned onto the dead end Morse St., police say they initiated a “high risk traffic stop.”
A male passenger who matched the description of the Portland suspect fled the vehicle on foot and into the backyards of nearby houses, “literally running through a wooden fence during his getaway,” police stated in a Thursday press release.
Officers detained two separate passengers from the vehicle while a perimeter and K9 team responded to the male subject who fled from the scene.
The male subject who fled, 30-year-old Mohamud Abdullahi of Buxton, was later located nearby.
South Portland Police wrote that while the Portland Police responded to the scene to investigate the Reckless Conduct charge, Abdullahi was arrested “due to his actions in [South Portland].”
He was arrested and charged for Refusing to Submit to Arrest and Assault — after “spitting in the face of one of our police officers,” the police wrote.