FAIRHAVEN —A suspect is in custody in Fairhaven after an incident in which the Phoenix Rail Trail bike path was temporarily closed on Friday afternoon, following unconfirmed reports that a man with a gun was threatening to harm himself.

Police spokesman Lt. Kevin Kobza confirmed that the person was arrested without incident, and that as of 5:17 p.m., officers are still searching for a BB gun at the scene.

There is no risk to the public, Kobza emphasized.

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Unconfirmed reports from the scanner and circulating on social media stated that local police agencies were helping search for the man starting at around 4 p.m. Friday.

The search focused on the bike path section behind the Stop and Shop, from Sconticut Neck Road to the Gellette Road area.

Police remained on scene following the arrest to search for the BB gun.

The suspect has not yet been publicly identified.

No further details have been released.

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