Mansfield man arrested after domestic assault, child kidnapping and police chase

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MANSFIELD — A man was arrested Friday following a series of events that began with a domestic assault and escalated to custodial kidnapping and a police chase, ending with his vehicle stopped in Foxborough.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communication Center received 911 calls around 12:19 p.m. from the vicinity of a Chauncy Street business, reporting a disturbance.

Witnesses described a suspect fleeing the scene with a child, taken from its mother, and provided a description of the vehicle and direction of travel.

Officers from Mansfield and Foxborough, including Mansfield Officer Michael Fitzgerald and K-9 Ronan, quickly located and pursued the suspect’s vehicle.

Despite the activation of emergency lights and siren, the suspect continued driving and failed to stop, leading police on a chase along Rt. 106 and Rt. 140.

The situation concluded at the intersection of Rt. 140 and Forbes Blvd. in Foxborough, where the vehicle came to a stop.

Despite the operator’s initial refusal to exit the vehicle and subsequent resistance to arrest, officers managed to secure him after deploying a taser twice.

The man faces charges including failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, custodial kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, disorderly conduct, domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

He is being held on $5,000 bail.

The child, who was asleep and unharmed in the vehicle’s rear seat during the incident, was safely reunited with the mother.

In accordance with Massachusetts Public Records law, identities and certain details are withheld from public disclosure.

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