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Pennsylvania man arrested after shots fired near Maine Med Tuesday night

Police say, Robert Rayford, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged. Police said no injuries were reported and hospital operations were unaffected.

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland responded to a report of shots fired near the Maine Medical Center parking garage Tuesday night.

Officials said it happened just before 5 p.m. outside the Congress Street Medical Building just across from the street from the main hospital facility. 

Several officers and the Portland Police Dept. Crime Scene Unit were on the scene for over an hour collecting evidence and talking to witnesses. 

Police said no injuries were reported. 

The incident had no impact on hospital operations, according to a spokesperson.

Police say Robert Rayford, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, violation of conditions of release, and two drug-related arrest warrants.