Methuen police say no ongoing threat after disturbance leads to large response

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METHUEN — Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara assured the community that there is no ongoing danger after officers responded to a disturbance early Saturday morning, which resulted in a significant police presence.

Police were called to a residence on Brown Street around 4 a.m. following reports of a disturbance.

Authorities quickly secured the area and called for backup from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team due to the situation’s nature.

Upon the officers’ arrival, one individual ran from the scene but was apprehended after a short chase.

This person is now in police custody and is being treated at a local hospital.

A second individual involved in the incident was also taken to the hospital for injuries.

The extent and cause of the injuries have not been disclosed.

While the immediate threat has been neutralized, residents can expect to see police activity in the vicinity for several more hours as the investigation continues.

Officials are not releasing any additional details at this time.

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