Armed standoff in Mansfield ends peacefully after negotiations

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MANSFIELD — A standoff involving a man armed with a firearm ended peacefully early this morning after police negotiators were able to secure the release of a woman and convince the man to surrender.

Montpelier Police Department officers responded around 1 a.m. to reports of a male individual threatening self-harm while in possession of a gun on Cavan Crossing.

A female who was also in the vehicle was released unharmed shortly after the initial police response.

MetroLEC Special Tactics and Response units, including the Crisis Negotiation Team, joined Montpelier Police in the operation.

After approximately one hour of dialogue, the man relinquished his weapon and was taken into custody without further incident.

He was then transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

During the event, residents in the vicinity received a shelter-in-place alert due to the potential danger posed by the firearm.

The advisory has since been lifted following the peaceful resolution of the situation.

A noticeable police presence persisted in the area as officers continued their investigation.

However, authorities confirmed that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The successful de-escalation of the situation was credited to the coordinated efforts of public safety agencies, including MetroLEC, the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center, and police departments from Foxborough, Easton, and Norton.

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