BOXBOROUGH — The Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team successfully apprehended a barricaded suspect on Wednesday, after an hours-long standoff in a residential area.
At approximately 11:20 a.m. yesterday, the STOP Team, along with the Crisis Negotiation Unit and other law enforcement units, responded to a call on Hill Road to assist Boxborough Police with an individual who had barricaded himself inside a home.
The male suspect, wanted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault, had previously indicated he might be armed.
Despite multiple attempts by crisis negotiators to resolve the situation peacefully, the suspect refused to exit the building.
The STOP Team then utilized chemical munitions in an effort to compel the man to surrender, which also proved unsuccessful.
Ultimately, STOP Team members breached the door, entered the home, and detained the suspect without any injuries to police or the individual in question.
The suspect was handed over to the local authorities, and after a thorough search, no firearms were found in the residence.
Additional support was provided by the MSP Drone Unit and patrols from the State Police-Concord Barracks.
The scene was declared safe and cleared at 3:09 p.m. The successful resolution of this event highlights the effectiveness of the specialized units involved and their commitment to public safety.