WESTFORD –– A tense standoff in Westford ended with the arrest of a suspect who had barricaded himself in the attic of a Coakley Circle unit, the Westford Police Department reported.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, at around 12:04 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Coakley Circle.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a violent altercation had taken place and learned the suspect was barricaded in the attic.
The individual was known to authorities and wanted on outstanding warrants from various courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Westford Police Department established a perimeter and sought assistance from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) SWAT team.
The SWAT team employed de-escalation and distraction tactics, which eventually led to the suspect surrendering and being taken into custody without further incident.
Following the arrest, the suspect was taken to a hospital for evaluation under police custody.
After being discharged, the suspect now faces multiple criminal charges from the incident and is being held accountable for the outstanding warrants.
The arraignment took place at Ayer District Court on the morning following the arrest.
Additionally, a female involved in the incident was located by police near Farmers Way and found to have warrants from two different courts.
She was apprehended without incident and also appeared at Ayer District Court for her arraignment.